One of the advantages of marriage is that your close friend count doubles. Joey, originally a friend of the Mrs, sent me this about a month ago. Happy to not only call her my dear friend but also my secret weapon!
Originally, I wanted to make these cupcakes for Thanksgiving but went with a cake instead.
I mostly followed the recipe found below. I cut down on the baker's sugar from 5 (!) to 2 and 1/2 cups. These take a while to make, so bake them on a day when you're not rushed.