Veena is a new friend who is brand new to the oh-so-exciting world of tax law, so we met up for the afternoon to talk shop. A primer on tax law is a tough sell, so obviously there needed to be cupcakes. Since it was Veena's birthday just a few days before, I let her call the shots. She chose chocolate with vanilla buttercream and professed her love for the color blue, any blue but teal to be precise. I decided on a denim blue and swirled together a few very similar shades to give definition to the curls of frosting I'd heap on top. As a finishing touch, I sprinkled on a few silver nonpareils.