Monday, September 8, 2008
Ok, so been in hiatus for a while...
UNIVERISTY LIFE! That's right everyone, I have been so busy, busy, busy with school work.
(sorry for the very low quality picture!)
So much so that on Friday I was able to whip up a batch of cupcakes and a mini cake for friends who were having their birthday.
How I forgot that baking makes me stress less!..
So here are the creations. I made a simple vanilla cupcake using the very reliable recipe from Joy Of Baking. Instead of using usual milk, I decided to use coconut milk. It add a nice (and not too overpowering) element and kept the cupcake very dense.
For the icing I mixed Solite Cream which is lactose and egg free. Very handy for those with allergies!
So, the trick not to get that "fake" taste from the cream is to use a lot of icing sugar (I didn't say it was low sugar now!). For the pink cupcakes I used a Queens red food colouring and some lemon.
The chocolate icing was just melted milk chocolate whipped with butter to help it smooth and shiny.
Decorate, and voila! A present that is tasty.
Just a tip, fill the cases just little than 3/4 full in the patty papers to get a flatter top cake... or do what I did and trim the tops...You get to taste the cake.. and "help" its aesthetic!