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Friday, 12 June 2009

Cupcakes!


Anyone else obsessed with cupcakes at the moment? I've got a sudden addiction to them. Cupcakes have made a serious comeback lately, with cupcake boutiques popping up in all the trendy neighbourhoods. I'm a particular fan of mini or baby cupcakes - they're the perfect guilt-free size to complement your cup of tea...


I made some mini lemon cupcakes for an afternoon tea at the studio last week. They were quite the hit! It sparked a conversation reflecting on childhood birthday cakes (Aussie readers, remember the Aus. Women's Weekly Birthday Cake book?). Two days ago I made baby chocolate cupcakes, I got creative and put a raspberry in the middle before going in the oven. Sooooooo yummy!








So I'm thinking of all the different variations to try next - flavor essences (Peppermint, Vanilla...), food colouring mixed into icing, sprinkles of all kinds (you can buy edible glitter now). There are some serious designs out there, but as long as it's quick and uncomplicated then I'll try it. The great thing about baby cupcakes is they only take 5-10 minutes in the oven, so it's super easy to whip up!

13 comments:

lynette said...

gorgeous cupcake photos!

Ms. Jenn said...

I love it. My sister and I will soon be making cupcakes to sell, so we're constantly looking for inspiration.

puglyfeet said...

Oh yes. Those are always a hit!

Erin said...

I am absolutely obsessed with cupcakes right now. I just found www.bakeitpretty.com and I'm going to have to spend a lot of money there.

Keeley said...

I too have an obsession with cuppycakes right now! Even in the new People Style Watch they talk about cupcaking it! I want to devour the last one with the rasberry on top, looks delicious!

Mishy Lane said...

They look like little works of art. Too good to eat... or maybe not ;o)

therese said...

how funny! I'm also obsessed with cupcakes at the moment! they're quite new here in norway, or - not new, but not so popular, but it will come :D

vivian said...

cupcakes are really making a comeback aren't they? your pictures are giving me the urge to go bake :)

~vivian

koralee said...

these sweet cakes are amazing! So so cute..i am kinda a sweet liking gal so these have tickled my fancy completely...so nice to have found your lovely blog..i think i will try to make a few mini cakes today...great decorating ideas...thanks for sharing!

Jordan Clarke said...

Next up is baby raspberry swirl cupcakes - still debating what the topping will be...

Gaia said...

Oh I love cupcakes and you are perfectly right...I just bought 3 books about cupcakes!!! I need to learn how to make the different icings...
Gaia

Plump Bitch said...

I love cupcakes - take a look at my blog and have a photo up of my wedding cupcakes - www.plumpbitch.blogspot.com

Joanne said...

Such wonderful and tasty photo! The cupcakes are so pretty! the lemon cupcakes sound delicious! The cupcake with roses looks so pretty! :)