Right now I’m actually under the weather, my tummy is playing games with me and it feels full and empty at the same time and my entire body aches and I don’t like it one bit. But I’m in bed, drinking tea, updating my blog… resting, or whatever it’s called.
Here come a lot of pictures and some words… Remember when I was the saddest baker in the world? Okay, so not really, but I was pretty bummed when I had that cupcake fail last week. Well, I still had all the cream-cheese frosting I made, so of course I had to make cupcakes to put under that frosting.
I took these guys out of the freezer, and followed a banana cupcake recipe that I feel confident about. This time I added mini chocolate chips.
I was in a really good mood to begin, I was glad to be baking and it felt right. I had a cupcake success! 2 dozen regular guys and a 10 babies.
This time I used a pastry bag with no tip and tried to follow a different way to frost them, which I had seen on some video on the internet. The frosting was on the sweeter side (I don’t like super sweet frosting all that much) and I pretty much ran out when it was time to cover the minis, but a dollop did the job.
The cupcakes themselves are the perfect amount of sweetness for me. The littles were even enjoyed by a friend of mine who declares he does not like sweets and usually doesn’t give mine a try, but I think I may have convinced him otherwise.
I was trying to make belated birthday cupcakes the other night for a co-worker pal… I was making my honey-chai, which I had made numerous times, but I trying to do it quick. I was making a mess, which is normal, but I was also tired.
I feel like I haven’t had a lot of time for much lately, even for checking my emails and things. I’ve been pooped at the end of the work day and have had busy weekends and rehearsals and shows and whatnot. I’ve really been missing the time I often like to take to bake, especially as a stress relief, but this night wasn’t the night to make up for it. I had other things I needed to do too. Nonetheless, I baked on.
Things were fine, I doubled the recipe. The batter tasted great… But they took longer to bake than I remembered. And were overflowing a little.
When they were done, they fell in. I think almost every time I’ve made them they end up being flat and I don’t know why. But this time especially, they just didn’t want to come out.
Which led to a very sad and flustered Cora.
I don’t know if it’s the recipe or what. I don’t think I’m over-mixing, I think my ingredients are fine, it wasn’t too hot, yadda yadda yadda. I did again feel sad, and defeated and tired. I’m going to give that recipe a break for a while, at least until I figure some stuff out.