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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 70: Eton Mess Cupcakes

May 29, 2017

After a pow-wow with Beckie we agreed that previous experience with custard/cream mix cupcake toppings meant that we were allowed to make adjustments and not risk another sloppy, bitty, garnish on our cakes. I foolishly though decided that I was going to try and get the better of that custard making and would have another bash. Little did I know that this would be the least of my worries.

This is as close as you’ll get to Eton Mess Cupcakes from me

IMG_1939For some reason, even though the cakes looked and felt cooked they weren’t. So when I let them cool they retracted into a stodgy lump. The custard was just about ok. Though on the edge of bitty again. But it was the cream that got me. I tried to whip some cream to fold into the custard. I tried to do that on the hottest day we’ve had in a long time. It skipped the whipped stage and went straight to butter. That’s ok I thought, I can use the tub I have in the freezer. So I defrosted it only to discover that double cream does *not* freeze. Ah well I thought. Maybe I can put some custard in the centres and then put a simple sugar icing and top with strawberries and meringue. But of course when I dug out the centre I realised how awful it was and when I took the strawberries out of the fridge I discovered that they had gone mouldy AND the overenthusiatic chiller had also frozen them.

I don’t like waste but I’m afraid this lot was wasted. I’m not going to try again, sorry. Onwards to the cornflake cookies!

Join Beckie and me in our Epic 100 part bakealong. Next: Cornflake cookies

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