Dear readers, can you believe it’s been almost a year since Isadora was born? These days she’s giggling, crawling, dancing, standing, clapping and babbling with gusto. Every day is more fun. We’re having a small party to celebrate her — and our — monumental first year. Just a small one, mostly for us. But we are planning on giving Iz her first taste of a sweet treat — I’m thinking cupcakes. But what kind to bake? These carrot ones with cream cheese icing from Martha Stewart are the current front runners. I’m also wondering if I can take this chocolate and zucchini cake recipe and use it in a cupcake pan? Is there a difference between cake batter and cupcake batter? I imagine you would cook cupcakes for a shorter time. Any other suggestions? Remember she doesn’t have many teeth, so anything with nuts is out! Thanks for your help! — Angela M.