Friday, 13 November 2009

Remember to be thankful for cupcakes!

I made cupcakes! I borrowed Abbie's piping bags and nozzles. Much, much easier than a plastic bag witha hole in it!
These cupcakes are nicknamed bleach cupcakes, beacuse they are made with white chocolate.
I had wanted to make a white chocolate cake some months ago, but was stuck in my head because choclate cake is made with cocoa powder and you cant get white chocolate powder in the UK.... So, I asked my big sister for ideas. After all, big sisters know everything, right?
you can imagine my surprise, when in answer to my question about how to make white chocolate cake, she said:"Use bleach."
There was a slight pause, where I thought: my normally very sensible big sister has lost the plot. Then she giggled and said:"Well, it would act as a slight deterrant if you told all your girlie cake chicks that it was bleach cake."
So, I took matters into my own hands and made white chocolate cake, using melted white chocolate in the cake mixture and in the buttercream. I sprinkled white chocolate chips on the top for extra sparkle.
I called the cake: "bleach cake", but it mught have equally have been called:" gone in 60 seconds" as it was very popular.

Last week, my friend Abbie asked if she could request bleach cake again.
I decided to try the same bleach cake idea, but make them as cupcakes instead.
The recipe is from cupcake magic. Her top tips are:
1. sift the flour and sugar for the cake mix
2. rest the nozzle and icing bag in a mug ! brilliant!
110g/4oz/1 cup SR flour
110g/4oz/1 cup C sugar
110g/4oz/1/2 cup butter,softened
1 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
I added:
1/2 bar melted white chocolate
for the buttercream:
225g/8oz/1 and 1/2 cups icing sugar
100g/3 and 1/2 oz/ 1/2 cup butter
I added:
1/2 bar melted white chocolate
I then sprinkled a few white chocolate chips all over them.
Last night the groovy girlie chicks had bleach cupcakes.
Thanks Abbie for the loan of the piping bags and nozzles.
Can I borrow them again, please?

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