Today we welcome Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls. I really enjoy seeing all those very delicious things she is making. I already marked some truffles I want to try that she made. Today she brought some really lovely cupcakes, that I am sure you all will enjoy. Check out her blog and also say Hi to her on Facebook!
Category Archives: Cupcakes
My friend Maki asked me to do three desserts for her Studio Grand Opening: cake pops, cookies, and cupcakes. Since the cake pops were with fruit and the cookies were sugar cookies I decided she needed something with chocolate to balance the dessert table. The book “125 best Cupcake recipes” from Julie Hasson is really great for some inspiration. However, most of the chocolate cupcake recipes uses buttermilk and at that time I had none in my house. But fear not, there is a simple solution.
Making desserts for parties is always fun, especially when you have a themed party. Remember the the Lalaloopsy Cake Pops? Those were for a Lalaloopsy birthday party and a lot of fun to do (besides the amount of work of course). A while ago a cousin asked me if I would make some cupcakes for her daughter’s birthday party. The theme was Carnival. Oh my! What to do with that? I immediately thought of colours of course, fun and something different. A little bit of browsing the internet and thinking about what my cupcake cook books had in store I found the recipe.
I think I said it before, most of my backing happens because of some sort of gather, like a potluck, or because I have something left over and need to use it. Last Wednesday was a potluck and I had something left over from previously baking. As a result these lovely cupcakes were created and I changed the recipe a bit. Cutting cupcakes in half just seemed bit weird to me.
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It is St. Patrick’s Day so you must wear green. Yes, it’s required to wear some sort of green on this very special day, especially when you lived in Ireland at some point or another. This is the case for me, I spent 6 months in Northern Ireland, which is basically Ireland. It was a great time and I enjoyed it much and learned from the people. I was lucky enough to catch a Patty’s Day in Derry, which was really fun. All the Irish are out and about (which they usually are anyway), wearing their green and having their pint.
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One of these days I will stand in the kitchen and look like that. Via
Alright, this is not the last day of February but I try to be consistent with what I started in January. (Look here if you missed it.) The post back then was well received so I thought I write one for each month. Now, February is a bit tricky because it’s the short month. Though this year it’s a tiny bit longer. What happened in February in my kitchen? You’ll know after the break.
What do you do if you have left over cream cheese icing? You search your cupcake book and find out that it has a great index. It not just give you a list of its recipes, no, it even tells you what icing goes with what cupcake. So, I find the Applesauce cupcakes which finish nice with cream cheese icing. Lucky for me it also uses buttermilk, which I had a hint sitting in my fridge. Anyway, I love apples and applesauce, actually one of my favourite baked goods is an applesauce muffin, but that’s a story for another time.
I don’t quite look like that when I’m in the kitchen. Via
So, it is the last day of January and what have I done this month? You remember that I announced on January 7th, that I would name this Bread January meaning I would make more bread this month. Did that work out for me? Read after the break.