This is my first post for the new year, hosting visiting in-laws and the silly season has taken my precious time away from my blog, and I'm starting to suffer from withdrawal symptoms. I thought what better way to start the year than a post about random cupcakes I baked last year. I didn't get around to posting about them for various reasons, but I hope that you will all enjoy it. There are no recipes, but if anyone is really interested I'll do a proper post on any flavour.
For one of many morning teas I made some vanilla buttermilk cupcakes with Nutella Swiss meringue frosting. This is by far my favorite frosting flavour. I'm not a fan of overly sweet frosting and the Swiss meringue is a good frosting if you have a similar sugar intolerance as me. Eating this cupcake is exactly like licking a room temperature ice cream, that is if you like to lick some of your frosting off first.
Last year one of my work mates welcomed her first child, a little boy named Alexander. For her going away party I made a some lemon cupcakes with two toppings. A fondant frosting that Daz seemed to think look exactly like brains, and a vanilla butter cream frosting. A the time we didn't know she was having a boy, so I chose green and purple because the colours are pretty neutral.
Next we have another set of random cupcakes. These actually came about by accident. The are chocolate mud cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting, topped with some chocolate Persian fairy floss. I sometimes throw left over frosting into the freezer, I cant bring myself to throw it away, or even worse eat it! So on one occasion when I had made cupcakes, but then couldn't be bothered making some fresh frosting I mixed two left overs together. Surprisingly it tasted quite good, except they were really sweet! Everyone else seemed to enjoy them, so that's the most important thing.
Lastly we have possibly the worse photo of me in existence. My good friends are well aware of my cupcake addiction, so for my birthday they got me a cupcake cookie jar. I tried to take a bite to work out what flavour it was, but my teeth lost. I'm guessing its a vanilla cupcake with strawberry frosting. My next task is to make a real replicate cupcake or my cookie jar.