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New stuff!

23 Aug

So, I got some fun, new things in the mail today.  Couldn’t wait to share it with you guys!!

First, an 11 1/2 pound bar of chocolate…that I may or may not have been tempted to take a bite out of…

Big ole bar of chocolate

Next, I got a very exciting gift package from my mom and my Aunt Nancy who are 2 of my biggest supporters.  This box of goodies made me so excited to bake!!

Assortment of Cups

I mean, look at all those!!  Colors, stripes, flowers, minis, full-size.  There’s even a tie-dye!!  I’m so excited!  I still have a few of my first ones to finish, but keep your eyes open for these ones coming soon!!

Alright, that’s all the excitement for this post.  See y’all tomorrow!

 

Day 23 – Sour Cream Fig Cupcake

23 Aug

I am all about ‘in-season’ fruit!!  So, I thought a fig cupcake would be appropriate, since they’re best in August.  Not a super-popular fruit, or cupcake ingredient for that matter, so I was intrigued when I found these Sour Cream Fig Cupcakes (recipe below from Fancy Edibles).

Sour Cream Fig Cupcake          Mini Sour Cream Fig Cupcake

This cake is crazy fragile!!  I could barely get them out of the pan without having them fall apart.  And they taste like those fruit-filled sugar cookies you can buy.

frosting

The frosting is a typical cream cheese frosting, maybe even a little less sweet than usual.

Sour Cream Fig Cupcakes          Mini Sour Cream Fig Cupcakes

They really don’t mesh together.  Neither one has a bad taste (at all), but together they simply taste like the individual parts put together – there’s no real cohesiveness.  The whole thing might work better if you were to fill the cakes with the preserves post-baking, instead of before.

(Note: the minis are WAY to fragile – not even worth attempting.  Full-size they sunk in a little.  You may want to spray the paper liners too – cupcakes crumbled while I was unwrapping.  They are a little hard to frost, cause the center is so sunken in.)

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 3.5

– Frosting Taste: 3

– Overall Taste: 2.5

– Appearance: 2

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 15

RECIPE

Sour Cream Fig Cupcake (recipe from Fancy Edibles)

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1 stick butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup sour cream

fig jam or preserves

Frosting:

4 oz room temp cream cheese

1/2 stick room temp butter

1/2 lb confectioner’s sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

For directions visit Fancy Edibles.

*Tomorrow: Boston Cream Cupcakes*

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