Friday, November 20, 2009

Cupcakes




A couple of weeks ago I made these cupcakes and I was so delighted with how they turned out. I really need to get back into the cupcake making thing again as they are so much fun. I also need to start thinking about Christmas treats. Now that I am nearly 30 weeks pregnant the time I used to spend baking in the evenings is now spent lying on the sofa watching Sex and the City – I have never seen this before, but started watching re-runs on Sky and am now addicted!! I need to start baking again in time for the Christmas baking extravaganza!

These cupcakes are the same lemon cupcakes I made for my baby shower. Even though they look completely different, the flavours are virtually the same. The pink ones were baked in pink paper cases, and I actually popped a raspberry in each cake before it was baked for lemon and raspberry cakes. I then tinted cream cheese icing pink, swirled it on top and topped with edible glitter and a white chocolate heart which I had used a chocolate transfer on. It was the first time I had used edible glitter and I probably used a bit too much, but they still looked cute.

The other cupcakes I left the cream cheese icing uncoloured and then topped them with a red icing flower which I made. The cases are red, so all colour co-ordinated. Not as great looking as the pink ones but still cute and effective. The thing with cupcakes is that it’s almost all in the look rather than the taste.

12 comments:

pastrybrush said...

Those cupcakes look so perfect :)

tamela said...

i love those pink cupcakes! the hearts are so cute and the glitter gives them a real fairy-like look! i have a similar theory on cupcakes. i like to keep the flavors simple and the fun part is the decorating.

that's so exciting you're expecting! love and blessings xx

Steph said...

Your cupcakes look so cute!

Zeetra said...

I agree too, keep the cake simple and make it look appealing...

After all you do eat with your eyes...
I think they should be pieces of art... shame they have to be eaten, they look so good...

SassyCassie said...

I love the ones with the hearts!

Sex and the City is addicting!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy, I havn't checked out your blog for a while- congratulations on your pregnancy & glad to hear you are well. The cupcakes look fab- I made some lemon ones yesterday & a prune, chocolate & port xmas cake but when I added the eggs 1 by 1, both mixtures curdled! What am I doing wrong? Cheers, Chrisb

Tammy said...

Hi Chrisb

The nixture may curdle if your eggs are too cold, but I often find when I am making my Christmas cake that the mixture curdles when I add the eggs - it makes no difference to the end result. sometimes I wonder if it is just the large number of eggs required?

Café Chick said...

I love the flowers you made. I'm still experimenting with adding ripples and texture to my gum paste flowers, so thanks for providing a great model!

Love and Sex said...

I have to say that most girls will agree you can never have too much glitter. :)

They look delicious and I think cupcakes are in order at my house now too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Your red flowers are perfect! I was just going to ask you where you bought them from! :)

Cakelaw said...

So pretty - I like the pink ones (be still my girly heart!) the best.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Ur cuppys are so so dang cute!!!
absolutely cute pink hearts & red flowers...oh come fall in love!!!!
i do everyday!
loved ur blog.