The last couple of weekends were all about kids' parties and cupcakes. I love making cupcakes and the more homemade they look the better they taste. I don't think cupcakes should be pristine. Frosting should be made from the best ingredients like butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, fresh pureed fruit and chocolate and lathered on in a thick and creamy layer. The cake should be moist and flavorful and if you overcook them, toss them. There is nothing worse than a dry cupcake no matter how delicious the frosting.
For this party I made a combination of red velvet and lemon cupcakes with butter cream cheese frosting. Little girls love pink so I confess to adding food coloring for a super pink treat. The stand came from Gloria's Cake and Candy Supply and it is a super cute way to create a centerpiece of cupcakes.
This mad display of cupcakes was for a dear client's daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I baked over a hundred cupcakes of various flavors from chocolate, white, lemon, and red velvet. I mixed it up by making minis, regular and giant cupcakes which looked really great when they were put out for the party. Frosting came in every color of the rainbow with sprinkles and flowers to boot. My standard butter cream chocolate and butter cream cheese as the base for all.
Hope this inspires you to get out the cupcake pans and make a batch for your next dessert or just because. They are charming, delicious and so much more fun to eat than your average slice of cake.
Next up... May calendar of events at our two new venues. We're excited.