A friend of ours turned 30 yesterday. A gift was in order, but we didn’t want to get the usual CD/DVD.
Why not bake something, with heart and love and muscle-power!
The task was clear, it had to be cupcakes! A birthday cake is so 2004, and cupcakes are just nicer for a party, especially if the birthday boy is a bachelor and you can bet he hasn’t got one cake/dessert plate 😉
So I got into the kitchen, and I went all the way.
Banana-Cherry-Chocolate muffins? Check.
Cherry muffins filled with a dollop of nutella? Check.
Cocoa muffins with chocolate chips? Check.
Regular muffins with red food colouring and chocolate chips? Check.
Once those beauties were out of the oven I let them cool and went on a quest for cupcake cream.
Harder than it sounds, but I have some trusted baking-blogs that I can rely on for recipes. In the end, Bakerella did the trick with her recipe for “Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting”.
I must admit, mixing this huge amount of confectioner’s sugar with the cream cheese felt kinda wrong. But the outcome, oh, the outcome!
It was creamy, vanilla-y, buttery goodness. But a tad too sweet, I think in the future I’ll decrease the amount of sugar. But the red food-colouring was a heaven-sent, it gave some of the cupcakes a lovely pink hue.
Ch-ch-check them out:
In the end I covered some muffins in chocolate, in case the frosting scared someone off.
When they were standing in the birthday boy’s kitchen everyone was like “Wow! Who made those?”.
My cupcakes bring all the boys
in the yard kitchen ,
And they’re like
It’s better than yours,
Damn right it’s better than your’s…
At least that’s what the boys looked like:
And the birthday boy himself? He liked!