Friday, 1 May 2009

Vanilla Cupcake

It has been uncomfortably hot over the past few weeks! There is nothing I felt like doing except to soak myself in the bathtub until my skin creases (a pity I do not have a bathtub actually). Wherever we went, it was humid, and we get hot and sticky all over. Yucks, it doesn't feel good at all. For this reason, I did not step into the kitchen very much. Most of the time at home was spent hiding in the aircon room, either facing the computer, the TV, a book or on the bed.

Just a few days ago, I suddenly remembered the bake for April at Sweet & Simple Bake is Vanilla Cupcake. Great idea, it's a classic and always a hit. I realised the recipe is the same as the one we had done for Halloween. But no problem, I don't mind doing it again since I enjoyed them the previous time. I decided to keep my vanilla cupcakes real simple.

Firstly, my family members do not like stuff which are overly sweet. So, I replaced the frosting recipe with some Swiss Meringue Buttercream I have, which we find less sweet. I also used soy milk in place of regular milk.

Secondly, unlike me, they do not like cakes with too much cream on them. Instead of doing a swirl on the cupcake, I only added a small amount of buttercream on top. This also managed to hide the fact that I am not good at making swirls...and that I actually do not have enough buttercream to cover the tops of all the cupcakes! :)

It was wonderful. With a cup of iced chocolate, it was simple, comforting and satisfying.




10 comments:

Maria♥ said...

Bimmer, they look wonderful and I love the little swirl adorning the cupcake!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again in our next bake.

Maria
x

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Bimmer, wow oh wow - absolutely gorgeous!!

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again in our next bake.

Rosie x

myspicykitchen said...

gorgeous cup cakes...

Ann said...

Vicky the cup cake looks wonderful with the presentation itself..can imagine the flavour !!

Uma said...

Cupcake look so pretty :)

Illona said...

A perfect swirl on the top! Decorative and satisfies those who do not like too much frosting. (Not me - love the frosting!)Great job. Thanks for your tip on slicing the domes off the cupcakes.

natalia said...

I loe your decoration !

Arundathi said...

I wish I had thought of just doing a swirl! We ate so many cupcakes and tons of icing! lol!

Display homes said...

so delicious.. Yummy!

diving Boracay said...

i love vanilla cupcakes..

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