Hello September! It's the "ber" months once again and in a few days we'll start the 100-day countdown before Christmas *excited*.
Despite having a sweet tooth, I barely eat what I make. I enjoy baking but I'm much happier when I give it out to people, wait for happy faces and critiques, haha! so don't worry about my sugar intake, I am perfectly fine! :)
Last night, I thought of making Vanilla cupcakes with a simple choco buttercream frosting until I've decided to give myself a hard time and turn them into rainbow cupcakes! It took me more time than the usual, the anticipation and waiting infront of the oven was even more exciting! It was all worth it! I don't think I'll do this again anytime soon though, hehe. :)
For the Cupcake
Yield: 8 to 10 large cupcakes
Temperature: 350 F bake fore 20 minutes
1 and a half cups all purpose flour
1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1 and a half tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsps butter - room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 and a half tsps vanilla extract
1. Pre-heat oven
2. whisk the dry ingredients together.
3. add the eggs and mix well
4. add the sour cream and vanilla
5. add the butter and mix well
6. divide batter into several bowls and add color (in my case I had 5 colors, violet, blue, green, yellow and red)
7. pour the mixture one color at a time. bake for 20 minutes.
yay cupcakes! Insert a toothpick to check if its fully baked. If it comes out clean, it's good.
Remove from pan and let them cool, now you have time to make the frosting! :)
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
1 cup butter- room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted.
Whip the butter
Add the rest of the ingredients!
now start frosting!
I then realized that I developed my "signature" swirl using just a spoon! thanks to my 5-year experience with Claylettes! I've frosted thousands of miniature cupcakes (with a tiny stick), so maybe that's why frosting big ones was a breeze! :)
here's a sample of my polymer clay miniature cupcakes:
Hope you enjoy and try this tutorial! Have a good weekend!