Friday, August 27, 2010

Hooray Strawberry Creme Cupcakes!

If you have been following my progress through adding new flavors, I have perfected my vanilla butter and coco chocolate recipes to perfection.  Strawberry was alot more difficult then I thought it would be. 

Being the perfectionist that I am, I poured over many recipes and ideas on making the perfect tasting strawberry cake, with many experiments gone wrong, like no flavor or deflated cupcakes, I was on a mission like my other flavors to produce a light, fluffy and moist cupcake.  With trial and error,  finally came success.    I only insist on using only the best, fresh high quality ingredients I can get my hands on and there is nothing like fresh strawberries used in strawberry cupcakes.   Yes, you can use flavor extracts but the flavor you get with fresh strawberries that are pureed is perfection.

So with this said, I add my Strawberry Creme Cupcakes to my cupcake portfolio!  

Next project is pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes with brown sugar buttercreme in time for fall!  

Watch for more previews in the coming months as I unveil more flavors!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

What's New Cupcake?

As I am perfecting my homemade recipes for cake and frosting flavors, I always look for design inspiration anyway I can get it, whether it be in color, nature, fashion or watching Food Network, I try to imagine what else I can do with cupcakes.   I was looking on Amazon Books for cupcake inspiration and came upon the book What's New Cupcake?   I have heard about it on TV and several blogs but never gave it much thought.   

I then was intrigued by how you can take simple everyday ingredients and make them into something beautiful, so I just ordered a copy today.   Whether I get inspiration from vintage baking books or the latest techniques, we can never stop learning and taking our knowledge a step further and personalize it to our needs.  So I am looking forward to reading and learning and will take you on my journey through inspirations I find and put my own twist on.

You can purchase a copy of What's New Cupcake on Amazon for a great price of $9.47

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vanilla Coconut Cake with Coconut & Pineapple Buttercreme

We were invited to go to a friends house for dinner and the theme was tropical, so I decided to make a simple vanilla cake flavored with coconut milk and top it with a rich, creamy coconut & pineapple flavored buttercreme, topped with sugary coconut shavings.

I am in the process of experimenting with new recipes from scratch and eventually will have about 10 regular flavors to choose from.   Seasonal flavors will be added for limited time and will be posted in advance.