It hasn’t been our finest week in this house, what with a dead dryer, a jumbo car repair, and sickness and coughing scattered about. To cheer things up, I decided to make homemade cupcakes tonight. But even that didn’t go well; the recipe was quite strange: the chocolate failed to fully incorporate, then it separated into two layers while baking. They are still edible, but the lower layer, with sparse chocolate, is rather tough. But at least they look pretty!