I made cupcakes for the first time today! :D (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 :P ). I’ve been looking at them for weeks, thinking of how much a beautiful experience it would be to eat them. :D 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! :D
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. :P
20 mins later… yay! They look as they should! :D Step one, success! ;)
(Although it seems I didn’t put it evenly :P 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. :P
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. :P 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. :P 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 :P )
Lets – ee – gooooo! Super Mario!!! :D
These are so CUTE!!!
Have you started to drool yet? :D