Monday, April 18, 2011

Cup Cake Tasting

Shane and I have been talking about me starting a cupcake business for a while now. Nothing crazy...not Cup Cake Wars or anything. :) But I wanted to try out a bunch of recipes and see what people thought before I started selling them to people. Which brings me to the other reason these past few days have been crazy. Since Colie was here she wanted to be here for the tasting. After getting my awesome new mixer, I spent Saturday night and all day Sunday making cupcakes. Big cupcakes and little cupcakes. And way too many to finish in that amount of time! 
 A whole table full of cupcakes
 Just thought this looked cool
 Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
 White Chocolate Rasberry....white chocolate cake, raspberry filling and a white chocolate cream cheese frosting
 Lemon Raspberry...a butter cake with lemon added, raspberry filling and a lemon frosting
 Chocolate Peanut Butter Twist...chocolate and peanut butter swirled cake, and chocolate and peanut butter swirled frosting with a baby reeses cup on top
 Triple Chocolate...Chocolate cake, chocolate cream cheese frosting with chocolate chips on top
 Pink Champagne Cupcakes
 Vanilla Cupcakes with a royal icing flower on top
 This one didn't turn out like it was supposed to. Its a S'more cupcake. Chocolate cupcake and marshmallow frosting with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate on top. The marshmallow was supposed to be really fluffy but I ran out of time. :)
 Heidi really liked the cupcakes. :)
 I passed around the baby cupcakes and had everyone critique them for me. It was really fun.
Last night I was completely exhausted after making so many cupcakes in such a little amount of time. I made 9 different cake batters, 9 different kinds of frosting, 11 total cupcake combinations,  216 baby cupcakes and 132 big cupcakes in 12 hours with one mixer and one oven. Totally crazy!! Lets just say I slept really good last night. :)

1 comment:

Kirk said...

I knew that Stand Mixer was going to be trouble! You sure put it to use in a hurry. I couldn't believe you made that many kinds of cupcakes and frostings in such a short period of time. You're amazing! I have to say though, I haven't eaten as many cupcakes in the last few days as I have in my whole life. Love you. Daddy