Monday, January 14, 2008
These were crap
I convinced my son that I should make the sheet cake yellow and the cupcakes chocolate, thinking that would work out better. But the chocolate cake recipe I loved as a sheet cake did not work for cupcakes. They were a big disaster. Late Friday evening I had to start all over and I chose this recipe which I think I overbaked. They were terribly dry. Thankfully, the yellow sheet cake was wonderful and almost no one asked for a cupcake.
At least I thought, I'll have something to blog about on Monday, even if it wasn't good. Well, I copied the recipe and was just about done with the post when I realized that I had already blogged about this recipe! LOL, it was bound to happen someday I suppose. After almost 600 recipes, it's getting hard to keep track of which recipes I've tried and which ones I haven't. I should make notations in my cookbooks.
So, no new recipe today. Sorry.
So, I have to wonder, what is the deal with cupcakes? They're such a fad lately but practically everytime I see someone on a blog mention a fancy popular cupcake bakery (and there are several), they don't rave over the cupcakes. The icing is usually good but the cake itself is often dry, which is bound to be the case when you think about how hard it is make and keep such a small cake moist. Not that I've never had a good cupcake because I have but they seem to be the exception rather than the rule. You can give me a nice piece of sheet cake over a cupcake anyday.
Blast From The Past: Easy Buttercream from January 2006. That's my go-to frosting recipe and people seem to like it.
Question of the Day: Have you tried a cupcake from a bakery that specializes in cupcakes? Was it any good?