Sunday, October 16, 2011

So Cold...Need a-a-a cupcake!

So remember that really cold day we had last week where it snowed in the mountains, and all over Idaho Falls? (hehe) Well, I had no idea how to turn the heater on, and we still had air-conditioning units in our windows for crying in the petunias!! So...did I curl up in a ball on the floor and cry? Well only for like 10 minutes, and then I BAKED!! Turning on the oven really only heated the house up to 65, but Isla and I were in sugar comas when Tim got home, so we were feeling pretty good! Ha!
My sis-in-law and I have had troubles baking this specific chocolate cake, so I wondered if the recipe would make good cup-cakes, and I'm happy to say they did!! Then I took it a step further and did a buttercream filling and a chocolate ganache on top with the signature hostess swirl. I'll kinda post pics on how I did it since it was mostly experimental, and it worked!

Cut a cone-shape out of the top and then cut off the point (and EAT it! If you want :)

Pipe frosting, *After Thought* I was thinking of mixing in some

marshmallow creme, huh huh? into into the hole (for lack of a better word)

Put the top back on...

Then coat with chocolate ganache, and pipe the swirls on top and you have a fabulous cupcake!


mel said...

Super cute idea!!! I am always looking for an excuse to bake up a yummy treat!!!

Adam and Aubrey said...

Oh My. They look to die for! Next time it's cold, I'm baking. It's gonna be a faaaat winter for me!

Deanna said...

You rock!!!!! I love all the updates and pictures....little Isla is growing up too fast!

Okay - so.....are you going to share the recipe??? :)

Brandon and Lesli said...

Oh those look sooo good! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog - you're the best:) We live close now! Me and you and Ash B. should get together soon - your little Isla looks like a cupie (sp?) doll - she is so cute! Hope you are adjusting (and figuring out how to turn your heat on!!!) okay:) Talk to you soon -