Category Archives: Cupcakes
Looking for something different in the cupcake world? Well here I present to you Chocolate Banana Baklava Cupcakes from the Cupcake Project.
Take baklava (the middle Eastern dessert featuring buttery phyllo dough, nuts, and sticky sweet honey), add a layer of brownie, mix in some banana chunks, bake in jumbo silicone cupcake liners, and you get chocolate banana baklava cupcakes…Chocolate banana baklava cupcakes are more labor-intensive than most cupcake recipes that I make. Click here for the recipe…
What do you think? Is this a recipe you are interested in trying?
Okay ladies and gentleman, lets start this week off right with something that will make you drool…and even better you can make at home! This recipe is amazingly easy, definitely something the kids would love to help with, but is so good and could easily be served to guests:
A waffle bowl with french vanilla cake baked inside, edge dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in toasted almonds, a layer of rich chocolate pudding and ice cream filling, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a strawberry and finished with chocolate sauce drizzle. Whew! …I normally prefer to avoid box mixes, but you will see my recipe below uses two: a cake mix and a pudding mix! This recipe uses only 6 base ingredients with numerous options for modification, an excellent example of how a dessert can be both easy and elegant! (Read more)
Now we make red velvet too but we have a little secret weapon… which as you can probably guess we’d like to keep a secret but my all time favourite cupcake is this – Red Velvet. The chocolatier the better, but I like mine to be a deep dark crimson, almost maroon, not a brilliant cherry red. From the research I’ve done into the enigma of Red velvet I discovered it hails from the south where in the 1900’s the cocoa had a natural reddish hue to it. Since cocoa is now mass produced and made uniform the colour has been lost and now we have that dark brown as a standard. I do believe though that the only icing acceptable on a proper traditional Red Velvet is Cream Cheese Icing. Here Joy of Baking shares their recipe and walks you through the process:
Everyone seems to enjoy Red Velvet Cupcakes covered with lovely swirls of Cream Cheese Frosting. While a year round favorite, their red and white color scheme make them particularly well suited for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Canada Day. Top each cupcake with a fresh blueberry and you have a festive red, white, and blue dessert for July 4th. (Read more…)
And speaking of red velvet cupcakes, did you take a look at our new True Blood cupcakes? Our moist chocolatey Red Velvet cupcake topped with fresh Bing Cherry Icing and for added authenticity a sweet cherry drizzle. Basically it is a Chocolate Cherry cupcake. For those Vampire fans out there it would be a great addition to any Trueblood Season 4 Finale party you may be having. Also it would work well with any Halloween Party or even a Twilight Release Party! Take a look at our menu here.
I recently stumbled upon The Creative Cake Academy, a Cupcake decorating school located at the Farncombe Estate, north west of London (England) just outside of Broadway. The lessons are all taught by expert Anne Myles:
The Creative Cake Academy offers a very modern day approach to Cake
Decoration and design, bustling with new ideas, all of which are firmly rooted in the trends of today… Our Cupcake workshops cover many themes including Creative Cupcakes, designed to be an overview of a ‘Dressed up Cupcake’ and leads onto other courses to include Vintage, Wedding designs, and a special range for Christmas.
You can take a look at their cupcakes on their Flickr account, found here. I have to say, if I ever find myself in their neck of the woods I definitely want to take a lesson.