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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 55: Rose Chocolate Cupcakes

March 31, 2016

Please avert your eyes now and go to Beckie’s page:

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I tried. I honestly didn’t sabotage these cakes because I don’t like flower flavoured things. I did try. I spent a whole afternoon covered in a cloud of cocoa, icing sugar and cornflour. I even made the custard to go inside it (ha!). Look what I got for my efforts – lumpy icing, a weird floaty crust and a solid lump of cake, albeit  surprisingly good tasting cake.

Now, I should come clean and say that I can’t blame HSH-Hummingbird for this. I know that their cupcake recipe is pretty foolproof. Clearly this was one fool too far. For some reason I added a bit of the milk to the dry mixture before I remembered you weren’t meant to. Then  I realised I’d forgotten the sugar so had to add it to the wet mixture at the end. I guess that’s why it has the weird texture.

I made the custard and it came out ok -hurrah. It is meant to be hidden away in little pockets inside the cake before icing. The cakes were so solid under their little floaty sugar crusts that there was no way I could carve out a hole – boo.

I can only think that the butter was too cold when making the icing and that’s why it was lumpy. The more I make buttercream icing the more I dislike making it. Hrmph. Will someone please hurry up and make non-clouding icing sugar?

So, I’m not even going to post the ingredients to these because if you want to eat flowery flavoured things you can go buy some Parma Violets or lick the entire Cath Kidston store.

Grump over and out.

P.s they should look like this:

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Beckie’s beautiful specemens

P.p.s I also made this yesterday. It is, worryingly, vegan and raw and scarily liable to be labelled “clean eating”. It also also rather good. More soon.

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Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next: Flourless Chocolate Cake. Hurrah!

#HomeSweetHomeBakeAlong

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One Comment leave one →
  1. 85deb permalink
    March 31, 2016 12:53 pm

    These look great! check out our chocoltely posts x – Desiresofthefoodaholics.com

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