cupcakecollection

May 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Posted in Cheese, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit | 6 Comments

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peach cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache for my favourite class πŸ™‚

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lemon curd cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

April 30, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Cheese, Cupcakes, Fruit | Leave a comment

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for one of my best boyfriends; the one whom i have known since secondary 1, the one who i danced to “build me up buttercup” with, the one who was silently there through my darkest days. πŸ™‚

over the past weeks

April 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Cheese, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fruit, Royal Icing, Weddings/Engagements | 2 Comments

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aidah’s girlfriends ordered this for her hen party last month – peach cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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for a baby shower – chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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peach cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

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chocolate cupcakes with royal icing

love is in the air

March 23, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Posted in Cakes, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Fondant, Royal Icing, Weddings/Engagements | 7 Comments

another member of the NIE gang got married last weekend, and I was tasked to make the cupcakes. aidah & shafiq, here’s to eternal wedded bliss!

the 200 cupcakes wasn’t daunting… it was the whole-cake-covered-with-fondant that intimidated me quite a bit. it’s someone’s wedding, mind you! and it was my first time making/decorating such a cake.

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of course there were imperfections.

kamala and I arrived before the reception started to set up the cupcake table. it was fun! πŸ™‚

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mint buttercream-filled chocolate cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache

March 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Mint | 3 Comments

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we celebrated wan’s birthday last week by having a picnic by the beach. to stay true to our theme, i decorated the cupcakes with paper umbrellas.

yums

February 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Posted in Cheese, Chocolate, Cookies, Cupcakes, Royal Icing, Slices, Weddings/Engagements | 2 Comments

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chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting – part of a wedding gift for kel & bani whose wedding was held last saturday.

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brownie with chocolate ganache – a colleague ordered for her friend’s bridal shower.

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iced sugar cookies. must keep in mind that when using royal icing, the cookie should be made less sweet.

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liverpool-themed cupcakes.

chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting sets

February 7, 2010 at 4:09 am | Posted in Birthdays, Cheese, Cupcakes, Orders | Leave a comment

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lemon curd cupcakes

January 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Cheese, Cupcakes, Fruit | 10 Comments

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i think i have temporarily ceased the search for a one-bowl-vanilla-cupcake recipe. this is fuss-free and just the way i like it – dump everything in one bowl and mix! it is sufficiently moist and dense, without drying out. my friends were pleasantly surprised by the lemon curd centre, and i thought it was nicely paired with the cream cheese frosting.

vanilla cupcakes; makes about 12

150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
175g self-raising flour
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence

1. preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius. line a cupcake tin with paper liners. put all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held electric whisk for 1-2 minutes until light and creamy. divide the mixture evenly among the cake cases.

2. bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes till risen and firm to the touch. test with a skewer if required. transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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i would think that this recipe lends itself well to fillings/mix-ins. for these, i added about a teaspoon of lemon curd as a filling prior to baking. i guess you could experiment with diced fruit or chocolate chunks/chips as well.

cupcake backlog

January 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Cheese, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Orders, Peanut Butter, Royal Icing | Leave a comment

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chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache.

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chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache & buttercream.

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nutella cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

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chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting.

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order “leftovers” for the boy. :p

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chocolate cupcakes with royal icing – for a friend’s cousin’s solemnisation.

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chocolate cupcakes with royal icing – for a dear JC friend’s engagement.

strawberry cupcakes with meringue frosting

December 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Cupcakes, Fruit, Meringue | 2 Comments

now that it’s the holidays (or so it seems), i’ve got a little bit more time to bake. tonight we’re celebrating a friend’s birthday and since she wanted something “strawberryish”, i decided to try a new cake recipe, martha stewart’s strawberry cupcakes.

the cupcake was sufficiently moist; my personal prerequisite for good cakes/cupcakes. i took a bit of time thinking of what frosting to pair it with – i didn’t want cream cheese (one of my friends doesn’t care much for cheese, a very weird thing i must say) and the thought of buttercream was too cloying. chocolate ganache probably wouldn’t go well with the strawberry… so i settled on a meringue frosting.

3 egg whites
Β½ cup sugar
ΒΌ tsp cream of tartar

set a metal bowl over a sauce pan with an inch or two of boiling water in it and beat egg whites until foamy. add in cream of tartar and beat until fluffy. add sugar gradually until meringue reaches fairly stiff peaks. spread or swirl onto cooled cupcakes. place in oven (about 150 degrees celsius) for about 5 minutes until lightly browned.

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the duo-toned frosting was achieved by “streaking” the insides of the piping bag with gel food colouring; i used a toothpick. since this frosting isn’t particularly sweet, i could afford to load up on it. after the whole act was put together, i realised that these looked more like christmas cupcakes than birthday ones!

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