Friday, May 1, 2009
It's Sweet & Simple Bakes time again. This time it's Vanilla Cupcakes. I have to say, this is a great and very easy recipe. All the ingredient go into the mixing bowl, mix it up and pop them into the oven. I was a little apprehensive when the recipe didn't start with "Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy". I wondered if the texture would be compromised. Little bits of butter just wouldn't blend in at first, but increasing the mixer speed soon solved that. A minute later and the batter was - you guessed it - light and fluffy. The most fun part was decorating the cupcakes. I chose sprinkles, M&M's and gummy candies. There are tons of ideas in cyberspace for all kinds of occassions. Can't wait to try them out.
For me, the cupcakes were perfectly moist and the sweetness just right. I would definitely use this recipe again. Making the frosting ahead and refrigerating it, the cakes themselves can be made from start to finish in under an hour - perfect for 'in between errands'.
Oh yes - if anyone can help me solve my 'dome tops' problem, that would be great. Please read my post on 'Problem - Dome Cupcakes'. Thanks lots.