Monday, 30 May 2011

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Chocolate Hazelnut Baileys Cupcakes

So I was going to make Hazelnut Baileys Fudge today, but I don't have a tray deep enough to make decent fudge in, so I couldn't. I figured hey, I'll look online for a cupcake recipe, and the first one I found looked perfect!

Frankly, they were. I don't think I will ever fiind a better recipe for Baileys Cupcakes, and this is my twist on them, using Hazelnut flavour Baileys instead of Plain and placing a Ferrero Rocher on the top of the buttercream for decoration. I plan to try Caramel Baileys and Mint Baileys with a specific decoration on each in the future. The buttercream is perfect, just the right consistency for piping, I adore this recipe and its now in my recipe book. Thank you so much to Maison Cupcake! Here's a shot of the result:

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Valentines Day

So, I've had my baking cap on this week, and been making a lot of heart shaped and love related, baked goods.

I started off with Strawberry Creams, effectively pure sugar and definitely not kiddie friendly! Then made some strawberry cookies, again pretty sweet, and decorated them with pink icing to say Happy Valentines Day, my parents are busy devouring them, which means I need to whip up another batch before 13th February. My final masterpiece (I hope!) is baking as I type. Vanilla and Strawberry Layered Cupcakes in heart shaped silicone baking cases. The timer has just gone off! Time to test them. Eeeeeee! They have cooked and dont look stuck to the cases, final test is if the bottom layer stayed pink... and voila! My little moment of cupcake win.