I have always wanted to be able to make kick-ass cupcakes!
I guess you could say, it has been one of my “personal goals” for a long time.
Sure, it’s not saving the world. It’s not learning a new language. But cakes can be expensive these days, and I’d love to be able to make gorgeous looking cakes or cupcakes for my friends and family.
Yes I know I have been making cupcakes for years (especially since having kids), but they never turn out consistently pretty. Which is why I want to up my skill.
Here are some of my baking notes:
I made some cupcakes for Mother’s Day on the weekend. They looked really cute!
I tried out a new recipe, but in my opinion, they tasted too dry.
I also think that I didn’t put enough batter in the cupcake case, so there’s too much of the case showing.
And next time I won’t make fondant shapes to go with a batch using sprinkle decorations.
Oh AND I think I’ll try piping the frosting next time. This flat-style just doesn’t cut it.
My second batch!
This is the first time I’ve tried piping with a proper piping bag and tip. It was quite easy and fun!
But I didn’t make enough frosting to cover all the cupcakes. So after I covered 3 cupcakes, I realised that I had to pipe less frosting, oops!
The cupcake recipe was only so-so. Still not completely happy with it.
Do you have an AMAZING cupcake recipe you can recommend to me?
I also experimented with the baking time, just so I could get that lovely golden brown top. But at the same time I may have dried out my cupcakes.
AND I used the wrong baking pan, so the cupcake cases folded in a bit and make them a little wonky – not a perfect circular shape.
Haha it sounds like I’m totally trashing myself!
But I don’t think I’m being negative. I’m being critical, taking notes and being mindful of how to improve next time.
I’m a bit like that with my kids. I tell them to – Research, set goals, work on skills, re-evaluate, improve, and practice, practice, practice!
Be thrilled by the learning journey, be determined to improve and celebrate the sweet success at the end!
If that sounds like a Tiger Mum, then so be it :)