Chocolate caramel Cupcakes

Friday, November 30, 2012

Finally got my lazy ass out of the bed yesterday after lazing on the bed (showered and washed up) until 4pm, to make some cupcakes. I was quite dejected for the past few days as the chocolate cupcake batches weren't any matter to be a bit proud of .

Some might think that it is no big deal , but to me, I don't know why, I get exceptionally disappointed when what I baked did not come out as expected. Cupcakes look pretty, but to me texture and flavour matter more. I won't even want to take photos of pretty but not-awful-tasting cupcakes. Yes, not-awful isn't good enough. They must make me want to sink my primate jaws into them for multiple times.

Last night was definitely uplifting to me because I finally made something of acceptable standard...

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes.

Love how the sweet caramel frosting compliments the not so sweet chocolate cupcakes! 

I can't help to spam the photos cause I really like them! 

Oh! I actually made a Salted Caramel version for my mum and she loves it. Maybe because she loves salted caramel! Filled one of these with salted caramel syrup I made two nights ago. Did I mention that I think saltiness enhances the flavour of chocolate?


Earl Grey Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Monday, November 26, 2012

Good progress I see... I am again typing with not much less or more delight, in this space. 

I love Earl Grey tea ! One of the first few teas I fell in love with. I'm a tea person btw. So without decapitating myself for any fond memories of tea cakes, for I have none. I decided to give tea flavoured cupcakes a try. Come on, I have been baking for almost everyday, producing a batch isn't as taxing as the old unexperienced me would feel, not to say a few batches. For I am not a professional baker flaunting my forte, I am merely proud of my perseverance for the past 2-3 weeks .

So let's have a go at Earl Grey cupcakes...

It's a tad too dark for my liking though. Blame it on my recently earned badge "Sweet Tooth Bearer".

Besides these, I made some other plain Earl Grey cupcakes, first few were dry but one got a tweeny bittttt too moist.

On a bitter note, I lament that I do not have much cupcake audience. Mainly because, most of my cupcake recipes are still in testing stages. Also, I do not like people to ingest products that are made by me, but deemed by me as not-pleasurable-enough to eat.  

Contemplating if I should bid this baking pilgrimage farewell....

Loves !