By now you are all familiar with my complete and utter lack of any artistic talent. I have all these amazing (AMAZING!!!) ideas in my head, but, sadly however hard I try, I am unable to make them reality. Well, I make them reality in a way – just in a very amateurish, untalented, embarrassingly messy way. But, equally as you know, I am not one to let this defeat me. I read loads of recipes, I am always thinking hmmmmm…..I should be able to do that…….and failing. But, I try. That’s the important thing (at least that’s what I tell myself!).
I have been going through a massive house clear-out and in the course of this found another back issue of Cupcake Heaven magazine. I found my recipe. Just the thought of it makes me smile, and these days, that’s good enough for me.
Spaghetti and meatball cupcakes – yes, these had my name on them 🙂
Unusually for me, I followed the recipe almost exactly.
I’ve always said never bake with hate in your heart. I stand by that. And baking for me is therapeutic, it is a positive, a comfort, a calming activity. We all need more of this kind of thing in our lives.
The cupcake part of the recipe was a pretty standard plain vanilla sponge cupcake. In fact, the whole recipe was so lovely and easy. Even the decorating part. And you know if I can do this, anyone can!!
And so to the decoration…..the spaghetti is vanilla buttercream.
The meatballs are Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
The tomato sauce is raspberry jam – and this is where my minor deviation from the recipe was, the recipe used fresh raspberries heated, reduced and sieved.
And, finally the grated Parmesan is white chocolate. And we have the finished product! Dear readers, I give you (drum roll…….) Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes!
Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I wish you a peaceful weekend 🙂