Oreos – ‘America’s favorite cookie’… more like my favourite cookie. I have been meaning to bake something with Oreos since forever ago, and since I promised cupcakes to my wifey for helping me set up this site, I thought what better chance than now?
If there was ever a cupcake to die for, this could well be it. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it really was quite fantastic. I fell in love with this recipe immediately as it called for Oreos in both the cupcake and the frosting… how could you simply say no to that?
On Saturday night I was lucky enough to receive a bag full of lemons from my lovely wifey, Laura, which I was pretty excited about. I absolutely love lemon; it adds a beautifully zesty kick to everything and anything. Okay, maybe not quite everything and anything, but you catch my drift.
One of my favourite lemon recipes is a super delicious loaf that I really ought to post on here, but the loaf had to wait, there were new (and cuter) territories to be explored… lemon cupcakes, of course! I bet you are totally surprised right now.
This Saturday was my first night attending ‘Popcornocalypse’, a movie night / pj party with some friends. I was rather excited upon being invited as I realised this was an opportunity for two great things; the first being a chance to wear my favourite pyjamas which may or may not happen to be a onesie (no judging – they really are just so comfortable) and secondly, a chance to bake some cute popcorn cupcakes… I may also have taken this brownie and tripled the recipe as well as baking another two batches of cupcakes (which you will see in the next few days). Suffice to say, it was almost enough to feed a small army.
Apricot cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream frosting… sounds amazing, does it not? These cupcakes came to be after a dear friend, Armen, encouraged me to experiment more… with baking, of course. He asked if I had ever tried apricot and as soon as he did, I knew that we could be on to a winner.
I know I probably say this about a lot of fruits, but apricots have got to be one of my all-time favourites. I love cute and small they are, how easy they are to eat, and how delicious they taste.
As you may be able to tell by now, I am well and truly on the cupcake bandwagon. I may or may not have also jumped on the summer fruit bandwagon as there is nothing better than a zesty treat to remind you of the amazing weather and fun that is coming your way. That is, of course, if you are in the southern hemisphere. Unfortunately for the northern, summer is just about on its way out but the good news there is that orange and coconut makes for a great flavour combination at any time of the year. Whether you are rocking the short shorts or a fleecy onesie with pink hearts and green frogs, these cupcakes will surely go down a treat.
Since my last post, orange cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting, I have been considering other cupcake combinations that would start to bring in the taste of summer. After a food-related chat with a special someone, I decided kiwifruit would be the way to go… and how appropriate, being a kiwi myself. Kiwifruit are one of my favourite fruits over summer, especially the green ones. I love how zesty they are compared to all the other sweet summer fruit.
I had a whole bag of oranges sitting next to my bed, as one does, and it dawned upon me that they were obviously there to be baked with. I mean, why else? I love oranges and sometimes I find myself wishing I could eat my weight in oranges, that is how far my love goes… which is quite possibly a little too far, but until I actually attempt to eat that many oranges in one sitting, I think I will be okay.
For me, oranges embody the taste of summer and with winter now behind us, I thought it would be a perfect time to bake something more zesty and fun.