Tuesday, August 31, 2010

All About Cupcakes



I'm ready to jump on the cupcake bandwagon. Here in the sticks, you can't find a cupcake store that has all those fancy (and expensive) cupcakes.  I love to bake, so I would love to try making specialty cupcakes on my own.  I have made cupcakes before for NE's 3rd birthday that I decorated with all that buttercream icing, and they looked great, but the cupcakes themselves were just strawberry cake mix (that's what she wanted).

I really want to start testing out fancy cupcake flavors as well as icing.  The only real problem with this is that I don't think I should be EATING the cupcakes, especially the way they are decorated now with an inch of frosting on top! I'm not sure how I am supposed to test out recipes without eating them... Once I figure that out, I can really start trying out recipes.  Eventually, I would like to test out low-fat, low-sugar recipes and try to make them taste really good.  Somehow, I think the buttercream frosting is the part that will be hard, if not impossible to recreate in a lower calorie version.

3 comments:

Andi, On Call RN said...

http://mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com/

Try out some of these recipes... I haven't been let down by any of the ones I have baked from here (the nutella frosting one was very good)

Smalltown Girl said...

That's funny...I was actually thinking about working with Nutella in some way!

toryrw said...

Take them to school- the kids (or the teachers) would love to be your cupcake testers I am sure. Also, whenever I come home in December I expect to be a cupcake tester as well.