Candy Thermometerphoto © 2009 | more info (via: Wylio)We’re going to visit my aunt and uncle and grandma on Thanksgiving for a good ol’ family feast in South Florida, and I’ve been given cupcake duty. By popular vote, I’m going for chocolate cupcakes with coconut frosting and almonds on top. I know, not so fallish or traditional, but the Roses dig their coconut cake, and I want people to be happy.

Anyway, I told my mom tonight that I’m going to learn to make seven minute frosting for this occasion. From a Martha Stewart book, no less. I even bought a candy thermometer just for this, which kind of looks like an awesome yet dangerous piece of equipment.

She gave me a look of both fear and sympathy.

Dear foodies, I ask… what am I getting myself into?