Thursday, March 11, 2010

Non Cupcakes

This was a cute little set I made for Dio's baby shower. As you can see I went with the Winnie the Pooh theme :]

The cupcakes are either towels, onesies, or beanies. It took a little longer than I thought it would to get the items to really look like cupcakes, but I am really happy with the way it turned out :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

Old post i never got to:

Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcakes, or Reese's Cupcakes if you will! Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter center and peanut butter cream cheese frosting. YUM.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Match Green Tea Cupcakes

I stopped by Lupicia last week, and saw a teeny tin of matcha tea on the clearance rack. $5!? I'd always wanted to make matcha cupcakes, especially after I tried a version from Love at First Bite in Berkeley.

So, I ended up making Genmaicha Matcha cupcakes. Why, you ask? Because the tin of Matcha was deceiving! There was so much less in there than I though. So I did the Genmaicha and Matcha, or you like, double green tea cupcakes!

Heres a pic of em' fresh outta the oven.

After they cooled I tasted one, and was a tad disappointed because they were a tad dry. To offset the dryness, I brushed a couple of layers of a matcha sugar glaze on top of em.

And here is the final product: Double Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting!

Overall, I was pretty impressed. My recipe turned out a little dry, but I've been good about documenting my notes in the kitchen, so next time, they'll be perfect! I'll update when I get feedback from my guinea pigs...I mean, my co-workers ;)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Smore's Cupcakes

Wow, I don't know what to say, I've had many cupcake adventures since I created this blog in Sep of last year, but it is my goal to keep up at it :). So, lest start with the most recent adventure.

Behold, (one of the versions) Smore's Cupcake!

This one here, is a chocolate chip cake, with a grahm cracker crust. I topped it with fresh, homemade marshmallows, torched em' and drizzled crumbled grahm crackers and chocolate ganache.

I was pretty happy with the outcome, especially with the fresh marshmallow topping! (thanks martha stewart! ;] )

It got rave reviews from my tasters, who suggested I try adding nutella in the middle...which is an idea I have tried! Well, kind of...

Here is a picture of an earlier version of smores cupcakes I made during the holidays. As you can see, I added chocolate ganache in the batter, which made for an awesome creamy chocolate texture. For this frosting I used the whipped marshmallow straight outta the box, which was not the best idea. It was very messy!

I think the next time I make the smores cupcakes, I'm going to combine both of the cupcakes! :)