So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that this week, Sept 12-18 is National Cupcake Week! I love cupcakes (or queen cakes as I knew them by growing up) and have so many recipes I want to try out, so hopefully this week I’ll get through some. But before I try anything new, I thought I’d show you some cupcakes I’ve made before.
Madeira Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing
This is the basic cupcake recipe I go off and that I alter to suit my tastes, by adding different colours (red and blue were added as these were to celebrate my sister going to college to study French), flavourings (vanilla is what I usually use, but you can add chocolate, lemon, orange, almond, the list goes on!) and decorations (sprinkles and the likes). Recipe for the above found here.
Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Baileys Buttercream Icing
Essentially, this is just a variation of the cupcakes above, but made slightly more decadent with the added Baileys. Yum! This recipe is found here.
Green Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Essentially a Red Velvet Cupcake made with green dye instead of red. Made with some cocoa powder, this gives the cupcake a subtle chocolatey taste, while the cream cheese frosting is just silky and delicious. Recipe found here.
Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Icing
Rich, decadent and simply delicious! Definitely for chocolate lovers. Recipe found here.
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
While the icing here may not be the prettiest, don’t let it through you off! Made with Oreos, it’s perfect for those who don’t know whether to go for a cupcake or a cookie! Recipe here.
So, that’s all I’ve made so far. Any suggestions for what to make this week? I’d love to here your ideas!