So this weekend I was bored. Very bored. I couldn’t quite bring myself to go anywhere (too apathetic) but didn’t want to just sit around and do nothing (amazing I know!). So I figured I’d do what I normally do when I’m either bored, stressed, need to think (anytime really) and I made some cupcakes.
These are just plain old normal cupcakes (not vanilla – don’t like vanilla flavouring). I nicked the idea of putting jam in the middle and topping with buttercream from An American Cupcake in London blog (recipe found here). For the first time I used the old ‘weigh your eggs and then however much they weight, match that weight with your butter, flour and sugar’ that my mum used to use when I was little. I’d forgotten all about that but I figured it turned out pretty well. Normally I only have enough mixture for 10 cupcakes (I like big cupcakes) but this time I had enough for a full dozen.
I may have left these in the oven for a minute or so too long but hey, at least they’re golden brown and not burnt!
Next I cut out a hole from the middle of the cupcake and filled it with jam.
Things I have learnt!
- I really need to learn how to ice cupcakes.
- I made the holes for the jam too big.
- I put too much jam in the holes (see previous entry)
- My buttercream was too stiff to pipe easily.