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Weekly Winner #1

7 Aug

Let’s look back at our first week of cupcakes…

Lemon Cupcake with Strawberry Lemonade Buttercream

Lemon Cupcake w/ Strawberry Lemonade Buttercream

Devil’s Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling

Monster Cookie Dough Cupcake

Monter Cookie Dough Cupcake

Toffee Crunch Cupcake

Toffee Crunch Cupcake

Strawberry Cupcake with Ice Cream Frosting

Strawberry Cupcake with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream

Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcake

Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes

S’mores Cupcake

S'mores Cupcake

And the winner is…..Drum roll please!

Toffee Crunch Cupcake          Mini Toffee Crunch Cupcake

Coming in with a whopping 21 points, the Bakers Royale recipe for Toffee Crunch Cupcakes from August 4th is Weekly Winner #1.  Take another look at that day here.  And then check back on August 31st to see this bold-flavored cupcake compete in our Monthly Competition!!

Day 5 – Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream

5 Aug

I mean, it just sounds yummy, doesn’t it?  Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream (recipe below from Lemon Sugar).  Sounds like the perfect end-of-summer cupcake to me.

Strawberry Cupcake          Mini Strawberry Cupcake

I added just a few drops of red food coloring to get that lovely pink color.  The cupcakes are abundantly moist, borderline wet, even though they were completely cooked.  The minis are nice, but they definitely lost the strawberry flavor.

White frosting          Pink Frosting

I dyed a small batch of the frosting pink, you’ll see why in about one sentence…

The frosting has a good, solid consistency.  Very easy to pipe.  It’s extremely sweet!!  Like vanilla ice cream on crack.

Strawberry Cupcake with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream          Mini Strawberry Cupcake with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream

Well, they are adorable!  The whole combo is very moist and creamy.  And, the really good news is that no matter how good you are at frosting, they’ll turn out beautifully!  They’d be great for a spring/summer party or a bridal/baby shower.  BE CAREFUL not to overfrost though — the frosting is very VERY sweet and can be a little overwhelming by the end of the cupcake.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 4

– Frosting Taste: 4

– Overall Taste: 3 (the frosting got to be too much)

– Appearance: 5 (so freakin’ cute!!)

– Ease of Making: 3.5 (pureed fruit + dying part of frosting + frosting 2x)

– TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream (from Lemon Sugar)

Ingredients

Strawberry Cupcakes:
    • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup cake flour, (not self-rising)
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 and 1/4 cups sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 2 cups finely chopped strawberries
    • 1-2 drops red/pink gel food coloring, if desired
    • Strawberry Buttercream
    • 1-2 drops light pink gel food coloring, if desired
Vanilla Ice Cream Buttercream:
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter at room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup half and half (more to desired consistency)

For directions visit Lemon Sugar

*Tomorrow: Peanut Butter Cookie Cupcakes*

Day 2 – Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling

2 Aug

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Filling (recipe found below from Delish)Is there anything better than that title?  As a self-professed chocolate addict, the name grabbed me immediately!  And then add marshmallow….yes, please.

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting          Mini Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Frosting

This little morsel has a great milk chocolate color, which is lighter than the typical Devil’s Food cupcake.  It smells lovely and chocolatey.  Very moist and springy, with a simple, light chocolate flavor – not aggressive or overpowering at all.

Chocolate Frosting

The frosting is thick and very easy to pipe.  It’s got a milky flavor.  Kinda like sour cream chocolate, which was a little strange…

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling         mini Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling

Then, we stuff with Marshmallow Fluff.  I could stop here.  Chocolate.  Marshmallow.  Yummy!  The fluff was a little difficult to use as a filling.  It’s crazy sticky and brings some crumbs with it when you’re piping.  But, this is the price we must pay for marshmallow filling.

Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling          mini Devil's Food Cupcake with Marshmallow Filling          halved

All together now.  The individual parts to this were all pretty tasty, but something didn’t work for me when it was put together.  The frosting is so strong that it overpowers the cake and the marshmallow filling, which is a shame. And, while this cupcake was easy to make in mini, it lost a lot in translation.  There was definitely not enough cake to stand up to the frosting.

Scoring Sheet:

– Cupcake Taste: 4

– Frosting Taste: 2

– Overall Taste: 2.5

– Appearance: 3.5

– Ease of Making: 4

– TOTAL: 16

RECIPE

Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting (from Delish)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup(s) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) Dutch-process unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 1 jar(s) (7-ounce) marshmallow cream

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounce(s) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup(s) (1/4 pound) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoon(s) unsweetened cocoa

For Directions visit Delish

*Tomorrow:  Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes*

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