Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ice Cream or Cupcake?

This was inspired by my dear friend Babe. She in turn was inspired by Chef Michael Smith (from Chef at Home and Chef at Large). It's such a novel idea and an interesting twist to a cupcake.

The interesting thing about this cupcake recipe is that it contains NO FLOUR. Yup.. hehe.. not exactly living up to my blog's name (Floury Moments). Thus the final product is a very fudgy, chocolaty cupcake. Because I used dark chocolate, it has a bit of a bitter taste to it as well.. hehe all good if you are not into super sweet chocs.

Though having said that, the marshmallow frosting was completely new for me too.. and it was DIVINE!.. I didn't manage to get it up to stiff peak as the recipe called for (but can somebody tell me how many gm is 4 packs of gelatin!?!). I cheated and popped my frosting into the freezer a couple of minutes between whips :P .. it did come to thick ribbon consistency.. thus the shape didn't retain when it was piped onto the cones.

Transporting these babies requires science!! hehe ... I had to resort to using my aluminium cupcake cups to stabilise them.

Doesn't it look sweet?

This batch of cupcakes were made for my bake buddy, Bea. She's such a talented baker.. Now that she's focusing on her thriving home baked cakes business.. I wish her ALL the best.. and I'm sure she's on the sweet path to success :)


Bealicious said...

Thank you Cyrene for this lovely gift. You inspire me nonetheless with your creativity. Keep up the good work and who knows you may also choose to sail down the baking street someday soon. All the very best to you to.