Monday, 7 November 2011

Chocolate orange cupcakes

My housemate had asked me to make her some cakes for an event she was going to and decided upon chocolate orange cupcakes. I am a big fan of chocolate orange, whenever somebody in my office has an orange I crave some! These cupcakes were topped in a cream cheese based frosting which I had to adapt slightly to be able to pipe as cream cheese frosting is notorious for going too sloppy and being hard to work with. Anyway they looked and tasted great so here are some pictures:

Baby shower cupcakes

So, a girl I went to uni with asked me to make her some cupcakes for her friends baby shower. The friend in question is having a little girl so of course the colour of choice was pink! I made plain vanilla cupcakes and iced them in baby pink butter-cream, to finish the cakes off I made little booties and dusted them with coloured lustre. This was the end result:

Sticky Toffee Cupcakes

Sticky toffee pudding is one of my all time favourite desserts so when I came across the recipe for sticky toffee cupcakes in the Hummingbird Bakery's 'Cake Days' book I had to make them and what better occasion than for bonfire night? These cupcakes are simply delicious and are exactly like a mini sticky toffee pudding topped in an ultra-light frosting: