This is such a late post! Sorry!
I got busy and didn’t get a chance to get an SD card reader to post the pictures for this post… So it’s a week late.
Last week was a special weekend – many birthdays to celebrate. So I got a chance to make some new chocolate and golden cupcakes.
I had a few freak out moments but it seemed to be a relative success so I can’t complain!
I bought a new book with MANY recipes I want to try and these two happened to be in it. It’s Nick Malgieri’s “the Modern Baker”.
I usually fail making frostings because they come out too runny, but the frostings in the book came out great! Especially the vanilla one. I find that personally I don’t like chocolate frostings because they use semi-sweet chocolate and I’m not a big fan of dark chocolate. And they come out really sweet…
Anyway, I’ll just give a quick recap of the baking succession for last week’s baking session.
I didn’t pipe these cupcakes ’cause they didn’t look very pretty [mainly because the actual cupcakes themselves didn’t come out too pretty…]
I think for the most part I’ve gotten a hang of baking and decorating cupcakes. They happen a lot faster than trying something completely new.
Personally, I think the vanilla frosting came out better than the chocolate one did. It wasn’t as sweet either. But I think I put too much lemon zest in the golden cupcakes because they came out tasting a little like lemon poppyseed muffins [without the poppyseeds]. Which mad me a little sad… And the chocolate cupcakes were REALLY moist. Which was good when they cooled down but freaked me out while I took them out of the tray because even though I let them cool a little the tops starting breaking off when I took them out of the tray.
Anyway, as much as I felt they were a fail and didn’t get to spend much time with you guys on Sunday, hope you had a great birthday boys! =)