Today we started baking at 3PM and three hours later had 60 delicious cupcakes! The flavors: Cookies and Cream, Banana Chocolate Chip with cinnamon frosting, Carrot Cake with nutmeg frosting, and a good old American classic- PB&J (peanut butter and jelly), a vanilla cupcake filled with pure strawberry jelly and topped with all natural peanut butter frosting.
The biggest problem we had was with the cream frosting on the cookies and cream cupcake- it turned to yucky mush after we added
in the Oreo crumbles. Also, the cinnamon frosting was a bit runny as our butter was not soft and we had to somewhat melt it (not advised). Today the frosting is perfect so I suppose maybe it needed more time to set. The cinnamon frosting recipe called for 2 parts cream cheese to one part butter, while the nutmeg frosting called for equal parts butter to cream cheese.
We will make our second attempt next Sunday with Vegan cupcakes (my specialty) and light/ high fiber organic muffins. We have so much fun together in the kitchen and it is true that when you have a passion for something it comes out in the taste!
We home delivered to four separate family members for review. We will keep you updated on the results. We realized we need the proper kitchen tools and the ability to configure the measurements from American to metric units. We have a date with IKEA for this week.
My favorite- PB &J and I believe that Nikos favorite was the Carrot Cake.