Have been wanting to try out the vanilla cupcake recipe I gotten from one of the class I went and today is the perfect excuse to make lots of it – for my nephew to bring back to school! There are several variations of cupcakes, I realise most of them are kinda dense and taste much like a butter/pound cake. This recipe is different, it’s light and fluffy so it does not taste heavy even if you eat it together with buttercream. Due to the type of flour used in this cake, I leave the mixer to do everything right till adding the flour in, how I love that! Did half a batch with chocolate chips and some with the popular Nutella Swirl. Somehow the tray of eggs I gotten today has a darker egg yolk so the cupcakes are a little too yellowish for my liking.
Would love to frost some but I’m too lazy to whip up buttercream. I need to practise more on cupcake decor 🙂 Keeping them is always a headache thou they could keep well in fridge and left to thaw for half an hour before eating BUT I’m sure you dun want to load the kiddos with so much sugar?! Well, that is not the reason not to whip up buttercream to practise on frosting cupcakes, right? I will do it – one day!
Pardon me for the ugly roses and bad photography 😦 Something is wrong with the color and probably the rose is too small (about a fingernail size) that the camera cannot capture the details, I need more time to know my “fren” better cos she has more settings now.
I always admire bakers who can craft out roses, figurines and many others with their nimble fingers. I have to admit that I do not hv that kinda of creativity nor the nimble fingers. I din want to make the sugar craft from scratch *lazy* nor do I want to spend money on a big block of mazipan which I dunno what to do with it afterthat. So I remember PH has this box of fondant kept in the fridge, just a few dollars and perfectly suit my need. I didn’t read up on how to use the fondant but vividly remember to dust with icing sugar. Brought the box out from the fridge, leave it a while and with my warm fingers (My hands are warmer than the others so imagine while others are freezing during the winter, my hands are still warm!) the fondant is a rather pliable “dough” ready to use. Added a little red Wilton coloring and knead in till blended. Started with doing the petals then joining them at the end, this is my 4th roses before I think it’s better. It’s just like PlayDoh … my nephew was playing with that while I work on the fondant in the kitchen. To think that I never touch PlayDoh cos I dun like the wierd smell that come with it and I’m not good at moulding.
It’s indeed quite fun and rather therpeutic cos of the detailed work involved BUT it’s definitely not for eating – imagine after pinching, flattening with the fingers! I din taste it but it does not smell good either! So they’re just good to look at but not good enough to eat!