Monday, January 13, 2014
Raspberry Cupcakes for Racquel's Birthday
It was my friend Racquel's birthday on Wednesday last week, and on Saturday, as I was seeing her in person, I made her some birthday cupcakes.
I have no idea what Racquel's favourite flavour is, so I just used the trusty Primose Bakery vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, and tossed a cup (or thereabouts) of frozen raspberries into the cake batter to make raspberry cupcakes. I also faintly flavoured the icing with rosewater.
Unfortunately, in desperately trying not to have any icing left over by halving the recipe, I didn't have quite enough to pipe them all, so I flat iced two of them and decorated them with store bought sugar roses:
The little white pearls are by Queen.
Unfortunately the cakes didn't look as pristine as this when they arrived, as I tripped on the tram and the box tipped - well, you know what happened. The icing got a little smooshed, and while in the end they weren't too bad (especially as I had no means to touch up the icing), they didn't look as lovely as they do in these photos.
I do love making cupcakes, as they are always a crowd pleaser. What is your favourite cupcake flavour?