Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Loving my cupcakes

So sorry for being gone for a while.  My kids went back to school for the new school year on the first of this month and I had to make a bit of adjustment to my schedule.

I have had orders for cupcakes this past week and am enjoying my baking time immensely.  My personal favourite is red velvet (I think I've written about that in here many times already!). I've read over the internet about how famous this kind of cupcake is in the US, especially the one from Magnolia Bakery in New York.  Their recipe is widely available online and there are even videos on You Tube demostrating how to make the cupcake, the frosting, as well as how to decorate each one. (I encourage you to watch the videos!).The recipe I use is very similar, except that I put in less cocoa and much, much less red food colouring.  The procedure, however, is exactly the same.  As for the frosting, my preference is cream cheese rather than vanilla buttercream.

Have you watched the videos yet? What do you think about how they frost the cupcake?  Too much?  A bit messy?  Frankly, I don't like to judge because I've never actually seen and tasted their cupcake. One thing I can say for sure is that everybody around here loves my version and if I may say so (without bragging), my frosting looks much neater...

Perfect for Valentine's day, isn't it?

I purchased Magnolia Bakery's cookbook from Amazon a few days ago.  Can't wait to get my hands on it and find out just what makes them world famous!  My cupcakes might get famous in Melbourne too one day.  I can dream, can't I?


  1. So pretty - i watched the cupcake tutes and yours are SOO much cuter!

  2. Yummy yummy! Making me hungry here!

  3. I visited Magnolia Bakery once and the line was out the door and around the block. They were delicious but had too much frosting for my taste and weren't worth the wait or the price. Yours look mighty tasty!

  4. I won't be surprise if one day you'll be opening a bakeshop. It's a legacy handed down to you by your aunts. Good luck corinne.