I made cupcakes for the first time today! (Yay!)
I always loved them, they look so colorful, and vibrant, and delicious, and happyful.
I was afraid of screwing them up since I’ve never sifted flour (I didn’t know it was so easy ). I’ve been looking at them for weeks, thinking of how much a beautiful experience it would be to eat them. Finally today I gathered up the courage and made them for the first time!
I took the recipe from Allrecipes, my favorite site for recipes!
What did I make? Red Velvet Cupcakes!
Here is the process shown:
First, was mixing the batter, to make it smooth, light, and fluffy… This is with added food coloring.
Next, putting the batter into each cupcake holder… That was a little difficult to do since I’m a beginner. I guess it shows.
20 mins later… yay! They look as they should! Step one, success!
(Although it seems I didn’t put it evenly Oh well!)
(Emmm, please excuse the state of the oven top, but I was cooking before baking and didn’t clean it yet. )
So, the frosting next! As I was making it, I thought that the recipe wanted a lot of sugar, but I considered that this is how cupcakes are and did the whole thing.
I put the frosting on top, but I refrained from posting it here because the frosting on top flopped on the cupcake with no shape, and it doesn’t look good.
M. tried one. He liked it, but added that it was a killer, that there was really too much sugar. I told him that’s what the recipe said, that’s what I did, and next time I’ll look up a different recipe.
He couldn’t believe that one recipe could be such a “killer” in sugar, so he went to the pc and see the recipe himself. And…. it seems I made a mistake….Whoops….
The recipe ingredients list is for 30 cupcakes. I made 12. Allrecipes converts immediately the necessary amount… But it seems not the numbers in parentheses. I didn’t know this…. Whoops. So, basically, I used 16 oz. (473 ml) of confectioner’s sugar for 12 cupcakes…!!!! O____O
They really are a “killer”. I ate ONE, and my stomach is in such pain now. X_X It sits like a rock in your stomach.
While I was mixing the batter, he noticed that I had used the whole bottle of red food coloring, and commented that it was really a lot, but I told him that this is how Red Velvet Cupcakes are. Well… guess what. That amount was also in parentheses. Whoops. So, half a bottle wasted. And it was so expensive… 1 oz. red food coloring (which is how much I put in total when I should have put half or less), was 5,50 euros!!! O_O Goodness, Finland is so f$%#ing expensive. :/
Oh well.! It was my first time making cupcakes after all. Plus I am a novice cook. Plus I didn’t know this “bug” in the Allrecipes site. Next time I’ll know!
As a tribute to the wonderful world of cupcakes, I present to you photos that I found off the internet (= no, I did not make these )
Lets – ee – gooooo! Super Mario!!!
These are so CUTE!!!
Have you started to drool yet?