*Picture taken from cupcakeproject.com*
I’ve decided to spread some love around (and perhaps gain a few sneaky followers ) by doing a weekly feature on some of the blogs I love to read. Some are housework related, most are not.
After Lily was born I suddenly become fascinated with cupcakes. Specifically with baking them. I somehow stumbled upon The Cupcake Project and suddenly I was even more obsessed.
At dinner one night, some good friends mentioned that they were trying to decide where to buy cupcakes for their wedding. I surprised myself and others at the table by offering to bake for them (I had never baked a cupcake before – ever!). My friends surprised me by accepting. Their wedding was Dec 31, 2007 and I had exactly nine months to learn to bake wedding-worthy cupcakes. I baked a new cupcake for them every week and let them choose their three favorites for the big day. In doing so, I began to go a bit cupcake crazy! My cupcake obsession continues to grow. I completed a second wedding on Oct. 12, 2008, a third one on May 30, 2010, and a fourth one in March 26, 2011. Even when I’m not working on a specific project, my quest to master the cupcake endures. Each week, I feature new cupcake recipes, ingredient and technique spotlights, and baking-related product giveaways.
My favourite recipe from The Cupcake Project is Pistachio Cake Cupcakes with Rosemary and a Cherry Glaze. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? And I have to say, it is. They are more savoury than your usual cupcake but the cherry glaze adds a nice subtle sweetness.
I also love her Vanilla Bean Buttercream and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frostings. They are both very easily customised and I used the chocolate cream cheese recipe as the basis of my Jaffa Cupcakes with Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting.
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