High Alti&?*%$tude BakingApril 14, 2007
Ah the well laid plans of mice and moms. I purchased the More from Magnolia cookbook after reading reviews and stories and tales of cupcakes businesses gone awry. Their cupcakes are world famous – and I wanted to bake them. My daughter’s 6th birthday party is tomorrow – what would be prettier than a tower of pastel cupcakes???
I started out grumpy this morning for some reason. I started on the frosting first, but the way the recipe is written – you add milk to softened butter – which made my butter harden up and now it’s in little pieces. Hopefully I’ll salvage that. The cupcake recipe called for self-rising flour – which I know is a no-no in Colorado because there’s too much leavening in it. So I instead add 1t of baking powder to my flour. This is probably where things went wrong. The batter was divine albeit very stiff and bumpy. My cupcakes ended up resembling pop-overs more than cupcakes. Taste good – look terrible.
Now, this party is for a bunch of kindergarteners – so what do they care if the recipe is from the famous Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan? Of course they don’t care. So. . . Betty to the rescue with a Party Rainbow Chip cake mix.
There’s new Jumbo Confetti Sprinkles out by Wilton – tooo fun. They’re nearly dime size. The pastel sprinkles were from Target (75% off). They’re not perfect but they’ll do.
Look at this!!! Cupcake holders!!!