Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wordless Tuesdays

bridal shower

bridal shower

bridal shower

bridal shower

P.S. Okay. I've never done this "Wordless Tuesday" thing before and I don't think I'm going to do it again. But today, I just don't feel like talking much. Sorta really stressed about about finding a job, ya know? Hmph. It's a lot harder than I thought...

P.P.S. By the way, these cupcakes were for a bridal shower favor. I used a new cake recipe from Martha's Baking Handbook and they turned out pretty good. Amanda from slow like honey suggested it to me (when I realized I had the recipe right in my bookshelf!) The cake was light and moist -- yes, but I felt that I could taste the eggs a lot. I don't really like eggy. But other than that, it was pretty darn tasty!

P.P.P.S. I do realize that wordless tuesdays means this post should be wordless. Hehehe. Apologize for the use of words. I'm done now!

P.P.P.P.S. Oh but you need to see the recipe, don't ya? Here it is!

Yellow Butter cake

makes about two-three dozen

recipe from Martha's Baking Handbook (but cited from Slow Like Honey)


ingredients

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp. dark rum (optional)
1 1/4 cups milk


directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners. Into a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla. If you are using the rum, add it in here. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until combined after each addition.

Divide batter between the prepared pans. Bake until cupcakes are golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 17 minutes. Make sure to check with a cake tester! Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool before icing.



Cream Cheese Frosting

for two-three dozen cupcakes


ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter
1 8oz Philly's Cream Cheese Bar
4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar (really important that you sift!!)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
food coloring (optional)


directions

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add vanilla extract and one cup of sifted confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth. Add remaining sugar, one cup at a time, beating until smooth each time. Mix in drops of food coloring, if desired.



bridal shower

I'm not too good at this wordless thing, eh? :P

15 comments:

  1. Adorable. I love cupcakes. Love your blog btw.

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  2. Hey girl... I hate eggy flavors too so I normally use a dairy product with tang. Like buttermilk or sour cream. Sometimes plain whole milk is too muted. You know?

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  3. you're too cute Sarah! Wordless Tuesdays hahaha

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  4. btw your cupcakes look super delish and super professional!

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  5. love the cakes :) what recipe do you use for the frosting?

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  6. You FAIL Wordless Tuesday.

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  7. Yes, plese do tell us what frosting you used!

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  8. Lovely photography & pale pastel colours...these will look perfect lined up in your cafe one day!

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  9. thanks everybody!!

    (dear mina. please learn how to write nice comments like everyone else does. heeheee. just kidding. i love you for you!!)

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  10. hi! i just discovered your blog and i LOVE it! i love the boxes you use to hold these cupcakes! did you design them yourself? are there directions for how we can make our own? thanks!

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  11. hi!
    i just had a quick question about cupcakes in general..which size cupcake cups do i use in order to make the stated amount of two dozen? large? extra large? and how much of the cup should i fill in order to have the perfect cupcake size after it rises? thanks so much!
    (your blog is truly amazing and inspiring!!)

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  12. These cupcakes are so pretty! How many cupcakes does this make?

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  13. Look so cute! Its could be nice for a wedding day! I would really like to showcase this recipe on my cupcake recipes and ideas blog (http://www.cupcakesgarden.com/) if you agree.

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