Cupcake Friday!

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GF vanilla cupcakes with vanilla bean icing. These cupcakes were for my best friend and cupcake cult founder’s housewarming, so what else would I possibly even think about bringing?

You know you’ve nailed gf baking when a cuppie appreciator didn’t know they’re gf and says it’s one of the best cupcakes she’s ever had. Then I revealed the deep dark secret, and she was very surprised.

Cupcake on!

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Cupcake Friday!

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I’m taking this and 11 other cuppies just like it to share at a conference tomorrow. Nom! I have pumpkin cupcakes topped with salted caramel icing and more salted caramel drizzle. The recipe comes from: http://www.seebrookecook.com/2013/10/brown-butter-pumpkin-cupcakes-with.html and the only adaptation I made was to reduce the butter to 1/2 cup and to use a gf flour blend (but I’m not telling the cuppie-appreciating masses that they are gf – bad me!).

Cupcake on!

Cupcake Friday!

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You know you make too many cupcakes when you forget to post about them for a couple of months. Our school colours are blue, black, and white. For the first day back to our school for teachers, I made three dozen vanilla cupcakes, topped them with blue icing, and some black and white sugar paper hearts (colour distorted due to late-night icing escapades and not getting a shot in natural light). They were enjoyed that day, but I forgot about posting pictures! Until now. Cupcake on, and for those of you who are also lucky enough to be able to call yourselves Canadian, Happy Thanksgiving!

Cupcake Friday! Grade 9 edition.

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Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and sparkles. These were for my grade 9 English class for putting up with me being away at meetings for 3 days one week. One of my exceptional grade 9 students mixed the icing and spread it onto the cupcakes with a bit of help from me. My English class drew me a cupcake unicorn on the board in appreciation:

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I love how there’s a cupcake on the unicorn’s horn as well as a cupcake riding the unicorn.

Cupcake Friday!

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Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese icing, fondant flowers, and sprinkles. These were for a wedding, and the bride had red as her colour. I managed to tie it in with fondant and sprinkles. She wanted half the cupcakes in strawberry, and the other half in mocha, so I made chocolate cupcakes with coffee icing, based off a recipe she said inspired her (I used my own tried-and-true recipe). We used the same tip, flower, and sprinkles on both recipes of cuppies so there was continuity there. We made 13 dozen cupcakes and a cake for the bride and groom to cut – chocolate cake, coffee filling, and white buttercream icing with more fondant flowers flowing down in a river. I wish I got a photo of the other cupcakes as well as the cake, but you can imagine this cupcake except in dark brown and light brown… Cupcake On!

Cupcake Friday!

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Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing. These were taken to a potluck dinner. I’ve been helping a local restaurant with off-site catering over the summer, and the staff had an informal get-together this week. The cupcakes were very well-received. I ate just the icing off mine – these were not gluten-free. Cupcake on!