Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekend bake

I started LN's order last night when I put together the American carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Since I'd posted photos of the carrot cupcakes on my blog previously I decided not to blog about it again.  This morning I started work on her coffee cupcakes with butter cream and am quite pleased with the results.  LN ordered 24 coffee cupcakes but I gave her 25 to fill up the box.  Since it would have been SO boring to decorate all 25 cupcakes the same, I decided to have a little bit of fun!

The coffee cupcakes contain a heavy dose of real coffee (for coffeeholics!) and Hershey's chocolate chips.  For the butter cream, I used pure butter, icing sugar, my "secret" ingredient as well as real coffee with no artificial flavouring.  I used mocha covered coffee beans, M & M peanut candy and giant Hershey's kisses for the topping.  From my experience, not everyone likes butter cream, so some cupcakes have more cream and others, less.

LN just picked up the cupcakes.  I hope she and her friends will have a lovely catch up time after 22 years!  Now back to my jewelry studio...  have a wonderful weekend to my dear friends!


Shionge said...

Hey Rebecca...I'm a coffee lover so you have just wowed me over with these cupcakes :D

Rebecca Yam said...

Hi Shiong Yee! Thanks!