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I made these right after Jason's bday, some people couldn't eat that cake as it had bacon in it -_-
These are Vanilla cupcakes with pink pig sprinkles topped with maple syrup buttercream frosting.
Pink Pink Vanilla Cupcake:
Maple Syrup Buttercream Frosting
Pink Pig Vanilla Cupcakes:
Maple Syrup Buttercream Frosting:
Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost the cupcakes and sprinkle few more pink pig sprinkles. Voila!!!
Overly Manly Man Cake: Dunkel Beer and Bacon Cake with Salted Caramel Filling and Maple Syrup Buttercream Frosting
Jason's Birthday and i had to do something special! :D Last year i did a JD and bacon cake with JD dark chocolate ganache! and this year i had to up the stakes! We were supposed to be home this year and we had to suddenly go to Goa for the paper work for Jason and my Lil one (still sorting it out!) It took me almost 6 hours to finish this cake in my moms tiny lil oven but it turned out great even tho i failed miserably 3 times trying to make salted caramel the proper way... 1. the sugar wasnt brown enough 2. i burnt the sugar black 3. I burnt the sugar dark and bitter... I told myself no more of this damn salted caramel... but i found a quick 7 minute salted caramel recipe online which saved the day!
7 Minute salted caramel (recipe from "52kitchenadventures"):
Maple syrup Buttercream frosting:
Beer and Bacon Cake:
Assembling the cake:
Happy Birthday Jason
YAY!!! Lilcupcakemonkey is a featured blog of the week on Foodieblogroll :D :D :D as they say good things come to those who bake !
It's so cold here this week, it was raining hail couple of days back. So I wanted to make something summery just to feel summery.
Cake (makes 6 cupcakes)
Swiss meringue buttercream frosting
Swiss meringue buttercream frosting
Yes a year of lil cupcake monkey and you probably noticed there was a wee bit of makeover!
All the little elements in entire title picture was hand drawn by Jason and i managed to learn how to convert them to little chalkboard elements, Thanks to the website welivedhappilyeverafter. Also the blackboard background was made from scratch (just like the cupcakes ;) ) thanks to Karen Brockney Photography! Those cute lil buntings are from the font KG flavor and frames.
A big thanks to all the visitors and blog viewers... here's to many more years of lilcupcakemonkey! :D
Bubblegum Cupcakes: Vanilla Cupcakes with Bubblegum Buttercream frosting
I have been looking to get bubblegum or cotton candy extract for some time now! but unfortunately like many things you cant find in India, this is one of them. But recently i found this Monin Bubblegum syrup and cotton candy sprinkles. So i thought why not try it. I did not want to overdo the whole bubblegum things before it tastes too artificial or even too sweet.
Bubblegum buttercream frosting:
Bubblegum Buttercream frosting
OD'ed on Peanut Butter Cupcake: Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream frosting topped with a mini Peanut Butter Cookie
Oh there's never too much peanut butter and hence the cupcake!
Here are the mini beauties!!! The whole place smelled gorgeous once they were out of the oven!
Peanut Butter Cupcakes:
Fill in the cupcake liners to about 2/3rd and bake for about 18 minutes. Check from 15 minutes. Poke with a tooth pick to see if cooked through.
Once baked let them cool for a while. Meanwhile make the frosting!
Peanut buttter Buttercream frosting
Now that everything is ready!
Frost away the cupcakes and top them with a mini peanut butter cookie each and if you want you can sprinkle a bit of melted dark chocolate to complete it !!!!
(makes about 8 standard cupcakes)
Orange buttercream frosting:
Once the cupcakes are baked. Let the cool.
Orange Buttercream Frosting
Pipe them on to the cupcakes and enjoy!
These babies taste so GOOD!!! i wasn't expecting that amazing combination to be honest but they are great.... I also made a big batch of them on order to a restaurant in Goa.... and so i finally have proper internet now, so more excuses for not posting regularly!
Chocolate surprise cupcake: White Chocolate Cupcake with dark chocolate ganache filling and white chocolate buttercream frosting
This is a three part cupcake...
First the ganache filling is made, the cupcake after and then the frosting.
I did not take a lot of photos as this was the first cupcake I made to blog at Axl's corner.
Cupcakes ( makes about 8-9 cupcakes)
Dark chocolate ganache Filling
I made the dark chocolate ganache filling first, as it should be cooled for about an hour or so.
White chocolate cupcake
White chocolate buttercream frosting
Once the cupcakes and the dark chocolate ganache are cooled. Remove the centers of the cupcakes using a cupcake corer or a knife.
Fill in the center with the dark chocolate ganache filling and frost with the white chocolate buttercream frosting.
Photo Courtesy: Marko
I will try to upload more pictures when I make these cakes again.
It's been way too long since I updated any posts, I ll just blame the bad Internet :x
Anywhooo... Thought I would update a wee bit on what's happening!
So we moved to India and still running around different places to sort the paperwork for Jason n my lil monkey. At this point we are staying in goa for a couple of months and I have a small cafe/cupcakery... We call it the "Axl's Corner"
Just a few pictures !
Also made a couple of birthday cakes!
Also couple of months back, I was asked to write an article about the blog lilcupcakemonkey from the site "www.thebesty.com" they are a food blog.
They contacted me recently again to inform that the article has been published in their site 🎉🎉🎉.
Here's the link to it
I promise to update more recipes very soon!
Sugar junkie, new mom, amateur photographer and now into baking cupcakes.