Saturday, May 5, 2007

Spring Fever, Student Driver and well, what else?! Cupcakes!



I had to add these cookies too! Regular Sugar with Royal Icing and Fondant accents, Spring has sprung!
I just cannot believe that my sweet little girl has my life in the palm of her hands! Gosh how time flies! She is doing a wonderful job, and as usual is an exceptional student...we won't even mention the go-cart incident and how her breaks just didn't work! Really...she means it, really!

Okay, who can remember this awesome icing from your childhood, hmmm, ME! I CAN, I CAN! So I just had to create a chocolate cupcake, filled with hazelnut chocolate cream, and topped with the luscious high childhood favorite, and then, well, it just had to be topped with a coating of ganache to add to the indulgence. Do you think these will make it in Hallowed Grounds? This is what recipe testing is about, I wish you could taste through the computer screen!







The family also tested two separate recipes for the Vanilla Bean Cupcake and Vanilla Bean Buttercream and we were testing the cupcake liners as well. The top left is the one dd and I like. The liner to the top right is traditional and the center bottom is traditional baked outside of the cupcake tin...which one do you prefer? The sugar-rimmed cupcake below is the winning recipe though...the crumb was perfect, the other recipe "shrunk" after baking....cheer us on!


The bakeshop is still under planning stages, we are terrified and excited at the same time...so please keep us in your prayers...God is so wonderfully consistent, I know that HE will hold me dearly in all situations.

4 comments:

Five Little Monkeys said...

We would like to eat all of the cupcakes on the screen, thank you. They look delicious! In order for us to have an educated opinion about them, we recommend that you send us samples of each as you bake them. ;)
Congratulations to Danielle!

Helen said...

I would prefer the one that you and your daughter chose. However, if you are selling these commercially then the one that was baked in the colourful liner would be better. I didn't like the one that was baked outside of the liner.

The cupcakes look so scrumpiously delicious... I'm droolong

Anonymous said...

Awesome cupcakes Shawn, chocolate is my faaaaavorite. How yummy they all look. And what about Danielle and the go-carts? ;)

Susan said...

They all look good enough to eat! I agree with the cupcake you and dd chose, but I also think the one baked out of the tin is unique and could be a signature product.
I like the plain cupcake liner. The designer ones take away from the artsy cupcake.
But. . . it's just my opinion!!
I hope Hallowed Grounds will become a reality for you!