Can I just start by telling you that I had a great weekend! It was a busy weekend, I went Ikea, baked cupcakes, made lemon cheesecake, went out for a friends birthday, celebrated Orthodox Easter and caught up on missed episodes of Hart of Dixie.. Hmmm I would also say that after that list, that I had a successful weekend. I got through all of that, and didn't pass out from exhaustion. Although, sitting at work today in front of the computer is making me feel a little sleepy.
We celebrated Easter at my in laws place on Sunday for lunch, and I promised my mother in law that I would bring some yummy desserts. So i made cupcakes and lemon cheesecake. More on the cheesecake in a later post.
Im so proud of the cupcakes that I made this weekend. It was my first time ever making cupcakes from scratch. I usually cheat and just buy the premixed box packs.
A while ago I came across Rosie's blog - http://sweetapolita.com/blog/, and can I just say every single recipe makes me drool a little over my keyboard! Ah who am I kidding, I drool alot! I used Rosie's recipe for Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes. I wont lie, I was nervous. I have never made my own mixture for cupcakes before, my palms were sweating..... I made sure I followed the recipe to the last letter. I wanted my cupcakes to be a huge success at our Easter lunch.
Here is how it all went down....
|I like to be very precise with my measurements|
|See, very precise =)|
|This is what it looks like when you have added the sugar. Its not fluffy like|
I imagined it would be.
|After adding all the flour, milk and Vanilla extract, and beating it for a|
few minutes, it turned into a thick and creamy consistency. Just how I
thought it should look. The sugar had all dissolved by this stage
|All my cupcakes filled. I tried to put the exact amount in each cupcake|
holder, and then smoothed them down in the hope that they would
|Turns out that i don't have the worlds best oven for baking. As you|
can see, they did not rise evenly. It didnt bother me too much, the icing
would cover them nicely.
|The icing... what can I say? It tasted delicious!|
|Ta-Da! The finished product =)|
I must admit, they are the best cupcakes I have ever tasted.
They were a huge success at Easter lunch.
|As you can see, I tried to make each cupcake original.|