Thursday, 30 September 2010


Well my first effort for my fireworks cupcakes has gone a bit wrong. The idea was to put hundreds and thousands in the batter as I had heard that the colours would then spot through the cake. Obviously these weren't the best hundreds and thousands as there is not a lot of spotting...either that or I should have put more in! The second part was to put popping candy on top so that you got the bang but it got very sticky very quickly and just doesn't seem to have its pop when you bite into the cake. So back to the drawing board I go.
The chocolate orange ones worked out lovely. They are an orange cupcake, orange frosting and a chocolate orange ganache piped into the middle.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Plans for tomorrow

I've got my thinking cap on and tomorrow night is baking night :) I'm going to be attempting some chocolate orange cupcakes and some fireworks cupcakes. I'm really hoping they both work as one will be gorgeous if it works and the other will be a lot of fun. Will take lots of pics and get them on here for you to see.

See you tomorrow :)

Monday, 27 September 2010

It begins!

I have decided to try out making cupcakes and have some fun trying out the icing. A friend and I were trying to come up with ways of making money and this is where my thoughts turned. So I am now trying out different recipes trying to find the best ones I can and tweaking the not so good.

I found a recipe for red velvet cupcakes on Friday and thought I'd make them for my mother in law on Saturday. The first batch came out brown despite following the recipe so thought to myself I'd try again another time and just made the icing. However I made a botch on the icing and ended up with tons of the stuff! So I then made a second batch with twice as much red food colouring as the recipe asked for and these came out a pinky brown! All I can think is American food colouring must be different to the ones in Tesco, can anyone help me out on this? Anyway I gave the icing a go and I was very impressed with myself, I managed to do quite a good job.

Once they were iced I threw on some chocolate strands for a little bit of crunch. I do have to say they were the best cupcakes I've ever made and have inspired me to keep going on this  :) Check out the pics and let me know what you think.