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Reconstructionist 1: Clarity in a Cup

December 21, 2016

As I mentioned in my November newsletter, a new cupcake recipe appears in Catching Echoes (Reconstructionist 1): Clarity in a Cup. Here is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-released novel and the recipe.

Clarity in a Cup. Apple spice cake with honey buttercream.” Jade placed a cupcake before me, perfectly positioned in the center of a white, scalloped-edged side plate. “I’m developing some apple recipes for Rochelle. This one has nutmeg in it, so it’s also perfect for you.”

I didn’t know who Rochelle was and wasn’t exactly sure why the cupcake having nutmeg made it perfect for me, but I’d learned a long time ago that it was best not to question powerful people. Not even when they were technically younger than you.

“Thank you,” I said. “It smells heavenly.”

Jade smirked, then set a large pink ceramic mug down on a napkin, both of them emblazoned with the bakery logo. Happily, the mug was filled to the brim with a deliciously scented mocha. It was also sprinkled with nutmeg.

“Why nutmeg?” The question was out of my mouth before I could stop myself from asking.

“Your magic,” Jade said, casting her voice low. “It tastes like fresh-ground nutmeg. I thought I’d mentioned it before?”

I contemplated the cupcake, suddenly not sure how I felt about eating something that tasted like my own magic tasted to the dowser.

– Chapter Three, Catching Echoes (Reconstructionist 1)

FYI – This cupcake also appears in the Dowser cookbook, Cookies, Cupcakes, and Other Selected Recipes. If you sign up for either my new release newsletter or my monthly newsletter you are automatically sent a welcome email with a link to download the PDF cookbook.

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