April: A Review of Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcakes with tinted Vanilla Buttercream and Chocolate Candy Sixlets
We’re celebrating April’s Cupcakes… not quite enough to be a blog post on their own, but collectively the sum of the parts is pretty delicious.
I did some traveling to the States in April and a few of these beauties were baked on the road – which always makes me nervous. Alas, it’s only a cupcake. Or a cake… That I really want to taste yummy and look fantastic. See? I still can’t seem to let go of the results. #workingonit
At the beginning of the month I was home in Heidelberg and had fun decorating these bits of scrumptiousness. Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream, Orea Dust, and a whole Oreo sitting on top. These went fast!
Side note: When a whole cookie is perched on a liberal mountain of buttercream, the cookie becomes a scoop for the frosting before the cupcake is enjoyed. It’s definitely a two-for-one dessert.
That same week, I baked some Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. I’m not 100% happy with my RV recipe, so I’m still making small adjustments. Thing is… they are yummy and look great. And, not every single cake bakes predictably.
Here’s a Vanilla Cupcake with Raspberry Buttercream and a Fresh Raspberry topper. Don’t like raspberries? Consider blackberries. Use fresh berry puree to add flavor and color to the buttercream
Celebrating the Life of Bees, I baked a Honey Spice Bee Hive Cake – take a closer look here. I was really happy with the results and loved the recipe. With a bit of left over batter from a previous chocolate cake project, I was able to make a few cupcakes. Now I opted to decorate them with Marzipan flowers to coordinate with the cake.
One of my tip-top favorites from this Spring… a Vanilla Vanilla cupcake that also coordinated with a cake presentation, blogged here. I’m totally in love with these icey blue and pink colors!
And finally a simple little Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream and a fresh Strawberry. It just doesn’t get any more simple or more delicious than this classic combination.
I love looking at my snapshots of cupcakes, it helps me avoid getting into a rut in which every cupcake looks just like the last one.
I’m crazy grateful for my life partner, our people, and continuous sobriety.
This site is so yummy!!! It will put me into a diabetic state of NO NO NO. It is to become my treat and reward site.