Thursday, June 24, 2010

Twice baked today!

My hubby and I spent a couple of hours last night watching TV (a luxury I've not been able to indulge in for the past few weeks!) and flipping through my baking books looking for new ideas and learning tips.  I finally made baking plans for today so woke up early to accomplish my goals.  Since we were going to visit my sweet chiropractor, Dr Shara Downey at Asia Chiropractic, I decided to try a simple back-to-basics cinnamon cupcake recipe with no fuss or frills.  I tweaked the recipe a bit and the feedback from Dr Shara was that the cupcake was lighter.  That was what I was hoping for!  Hurray!

This is the simple cinnamon butter cupcake with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

When we got home after lunch I decided to go get some more baking supplies and bought a new brand of chocolate.  So I decided to try it out since Alethea's having tap class tonight and I can let her teacher at Jitterbugs, Tiffany Wrightson, be the first to try this recipe!

Here's the closeup.  The recipe yielded a very tender and moist cake.  I simply love it and will use it for all my chocolate cupcakes now!  It's my hubby's favourite now.

The inside of the cupcake holds a surprise!  Yes, fudge and caramel!  For my presentation I think I will just dust the top of the cupcakes with powdered sugar and drizzle with chocolate syrup.  For Saturday's order from LN I will add a cream cheese frosting.  Look out for more photos!