Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pansy Cupcakes

Pansy Cupcakes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

The minute my super awesome birthday present arrived at my door, I knew I had to make something immediately! I pulled out Martha Stewart's Cupcake book (which, incidentally I thought that I MUST have, bought several months ago, and just now, finally, for the first time used) and flipped through it, while my assistant offered her opinion. We should make Pink Cupcakes, she determined. I'm sure she has only been slightly influenced by the fact that she's now listened to and read Pinkalicious about 49 times since last Thursday. At any rate, we flipped through the book and she forcefully suggested we make the Pansy Cupcakes. (And since she did suggest that I look like Angelina Jolie the other day, who was I to argue with her?) After a batch of botched blobby flowers, I scraped some pansy pansies off the cupcakes and endeavored to try again.

Why do they always look better on the test tries on parchment? In the end, even though I made 1/3 of Martha's recipe (a sure recipe for disaster), in my new much much bigger, more powerful mixer, ironic even to me, the Vanilla Buttermilk Cupcakes tasted pretty delicious!


  1. they do look great, I have never tried them before as I have always been unsure of the how to, but hey, on the gotta love your new birthday present..yay!!!
    just remember that you don't need the same mixing time because as you said, it's more powerful.
    enjoy ♥

  2. Happy Birthday! So...when can you start shipping things down to Charleston? It might be cool enough soon!

  3. Thanks Lucky!

    Cathie- Thank you so much for reminding me of that!!! That will make big difference with cake batters!

    Adam- Yes, I agree it is cool enough! I hope your week is going awesomely at your new job!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! And what a lovely birthday present - you are going to love it!