February 16, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Birthday, Joe!

My friend, and loyal BlB reader, Joe, celebrated his birthday this past weekend, and had asked ever so nicely if I would make him the same cake that I had made for his wife, my good friend and loyal BlB reader, Nicole. As you may remember from this post, Nicole's cake was the Restaurant Eve cake recipe. Well, I decided that I wanted to make cupcakes from the cake recipe because my plastic cupcake carrier is much easier to transport than my "needs two hands" glass cake stand. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my cake stand, it just doesn't travel well.

The cupcakes were mostly a success (that cake recipe is just unbelievably delicious - may have something to do with the butter). Although, even though I used a cookie scoop with the hopes that each cupcake would be the same size, I had some that barely made it above the liners and some that over flowed onto the pan. The one in the picture above was the only one that was actually presentable! Luckily, appearance does not affect taste.

The other problem I had was that I ran out of frosting and ended up with a bunch of ugly naked cupcakes. Now, this may be user error because I lost count of how many cups of powdered sugar I had added to the mixing bowl, but when I tasted the frosting it was plenty sweet, so didn't want to add more sugar.

In case anyone out there would like to try making cupcakes out of this recipe, I followed it exactly, except the cupcakes were done at about 19 minutes. I made 36 cupcakes, but if I had portioned the cupcakes correctly, I probably could have made 3-4 more (and truth be told there was about 1 cupcake's worth of batter left in the bowl after #36, but I wasn't going to put a cupcake pan in the oven with one well filled).

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