Monday, July 27, 2009

The Great Cupcake Experiment.

I'm on the hunt for a fantastic vanilla cupcake recipe. I've already got a chocolate one that is my favourite, but I have yet to find a vanilla cupcake recipe that makes me go OMG. As a result, I ended up with several batches of cupcakes in my kitchen on the weekend. Alas, no OMG moment.

They looked nice. They smelt nice. They tasted nice....but the texture was all wrong. Far too dense.

I also did another batch from Magnolias recipe. I was really disappointed. Far too dry.

I used all my nice cupcake papers and all the little roses I made too.....oh darn, I guess I'll just have to go and buy some more stuff!!

I've been doing some extensive research online though, and have printed off several cupcake recipes. I also have one from the planet cake book that I have yet to try. I am also going to go back to Jennifer Graham (of the Crabapple Cupcake Bakery) and try that recipe again. There are several books I have at home that I haven't had a chance to even try 1 recipe out it's just trial and error until I find the perfect recipe I suppose!!


Nard said...

"...oh darn, I guess I'll just have to go and buy some more stuff!!"
Hahaha you sound SO disappointed lol!!
Your cupcakes look super cute!!
I've made the Planetcake vanilla cupcakes and they were nice but didn't have that WOW factor for me, although I'd still try them out course!!
I'm actually doing the same thing at the moment, the whole trying different recipes looking for "The One" I tried making a White Choc Mudcake last night and it was looking fabulous but because of my stupid oven the top looks great but the bottom is black...I was so annoyed, now I have to work out how to stop it!!

cupcakexgirl said...

I think I remember reading something about if you double line the tin with greaseproof, and also wrap the outside with newspaper or aluminium foil, it's apparently meant to help with preventing the cake from burning?

Nard said...

Yeah, that's what i was thinking of trying!! I sometimes lay aluminium foil on the top of my cakes if it looks like it is getting too brown, so I was going to try that around the bottom!! Doesn't help with my stupid oven!! Electric, NO fan force and the temperature is out so I have to have a thermometer in there and constantly check the temperature!!