Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Loads of Cupcakes

Every occasion deserves a good cupcake, right? I think so. Which is why I've been doing a lot of baking around here.

The most unique cupcake I've made has definitely been chocolate bacon with dark chocolate ganache.

chocolate bacon cupcakes

chocolate bacon cupcakes

I'll be honest, every time I took a bite into the perfectly moist and richly delicious cake, I'd be enjoying it and then suddenly "wait a second, what is that? oh yeah, the bacon". It didn't taste bad, but it just seemed odd. I'd like to try maple syrup and bacon cupcakes. It seems like a better fit.

I welcomed my friend's new baby with some honey cupcakes topped with swiss buttercream frosting. The batter was TO DIE FOR, and the cake ended up tasting more like a muffin. The frosting was a necessary and perfect complement.

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Before saying farewell to a friend who was moving away, I presented her with requested peanut butter-filled chocolate cupcakes. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a picture post-bake! They overflowed the cups just enough, incredibly dense and not requiring any icing on top.

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This past weekend, I baked up some homemade funfetti cupcakes for a friend who was celebrating his birthday.

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Were they worth baking from scratch? Absolutely!

funfetti from scratch

I've made many a moist cupcake over the past several months, but this one literally "takes the cake". As the birthday boy and I agreed, we don't know how they could've been better.

funfetti from scratch

If you're interested in any of the recipes, just shoot me an email!

2 comments:

themisadventuresofk said...

Ahhh, you're killing me here! If you ever have any leftovers, I know I girl in Seattle who loves homebaked goodies... :)

my life is brilliant said...

I made some cupcakes a few weeks ago. I took pictures, but I never had a chance to blog about them. I actually thought of you when I made them -- red velvet (with cream cheese icing, of course), all from scratch!