Orange You Glad?

Hey Everyone,
Today in order to take my mind off the stress of my family and I’s recent move I decide to bake some cupcakes. I baked dark chocolate cupcakes in our brand new oven and made icing sugar free frosting with the brand new Magic Chef hand mixer I bought recently. I am ridiculously proud of how well the frosting turned out. In order to make it I had to whisk milk and flour in a frying pan on the stove until it achieved, “a pudding like consistency” to quote my recipe.

The cupcake recipe is from  Hello Cupcake! by the amazing Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. I highly recommend it. The recipe turned out perfectly and the decorating instructions this book offers are amazing! I also highly recommend their other two books: What’s New Cupcake? and Cupcakes, Cookies & Pies, Oh my! I got the frosting recipe from Our Best Bites and allrecipes.ca. One for the recipe and the other for the pictures. I spent most of the day measuring, testing, colouring, and taste testing. It provided the break I desperately needed and also allowed me to update my bakery website with new product photos.

Links:
Hello Cupcake! and other books: http://www.hellocupcakebook.com/
Our Best Bites Recipe: http://www.ourbestbites.com/2008/09/perfect-cupcake-frosting-and-filling/
Allrecipes.ca Recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Creamy-Frosting/Detail.aspx

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