For our discussion of In the Heart of the Sea I made some scrumptious vanilla cupcakes with SALTED CARAMEL frosting. They were amazing. I put extra coarse sea salt on the tops too make them super salty! My rationale, of course was that the sea is salty, etc. It’s what I could come up with since the “food” the poor men of the Essex ate wasn’t stuff I was going to bring in for the group. I thought, briefly, about doing hardtack, but why make something no one wants to eat? Hence, these fantastic cupcakes!