My thoughts are turning back to baking. Apart from the greed factor – I LOVE cake – there is something very comforting and satisfying about baking. It’s a combination of the idea, combining the ingredients, the delicious aroma as it bakes, and the wonderful end result. I was torn between tweaking my brownie recipe and baking cupcakes. The latter won.
Vanilla – or plain – cupcakes have their moments, and the recipe I found includes ground almonds in the ingredients, which just gives these lovely cakes their extra ooomf! In fact, I prefer this version to any previous ones and it’s super-easy to make.
I might have mentioned before that I am an icing girl, and there are not many times I prefer a cake un-iced. With this particular recipe I like to use a fondant icing, as it compliments rather than detracts from, the cake itself. I confess that I buy my fondant icing, it is just so much easier to open a packet and roll it out. With the help of a stencil and some edible lustre in blue, pink and gold (of course, gold!!) I have the finished result.
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I wish you all a peaceful weekend 🙂