The other day I had decided upon baking some nectarine and brown sugar cupcakes however, upon closer examination, one nectarine had decided that he did not want to come to the party and so he spoiled it for the rest. In other words, it had gone off, started growing mould, and had shared its germs with the rest… and we all know that mouldy fruit does not make for good cupcakes.
When I went back to the fruit store a day or so later, I could not find any nectarines and so I settled for peaches instead. Continue reading →
After baking yesterday’s muffins, I got into that mood where I could easily spend all night and all day baking. Except this time I refrained… until today, at least.
I wanted to bake something fruity and sweet whilst making use of the ingredients I already had, save needing to leave the house. I once worked as a checkout chick in a busy supermarket for just over two years and that was more than enough to put me off all supermarkets entirely. So if I can avoid unnecessary trips, then I will.
Since little ol’ New Zealand began daylight saving at the end of September, it has become increasingly apparent that summer is definitely on its way. After walking to deliver some of these cupcakes to a girlfriend, I was blown away by how warm the weather had become already. If I had been any less tired, I definitely would have pulled out my bikini and headed straight to the nearest beach, that is how awesome the day was. Instead, all I could think about as I made my way home, was how perfect a berry cupcake would be.
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?