Saturday, March 29, 2008

Plan B...Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

I knew I was going to bake on Thursday night, but what ... I wasn't quite sure. Came home armed with multiple red velvet recipes but when I got home I realized I only had about 1/2 the amount of red food coloring that the recipes called for. Seriously, is that much red food coloring healthy ???

So onto Plan B. Well there really wasn't a Plan B but I quickly created one. One of my best friends is coming to visit next week and she loves Snickerdoodles. So I had been scouring the internet for a good cupcake recipe. I found one and set about trying it.

It was a rousing success even though I accidentally omitted some of the flour. Oopsie. Amazingly enough they still turned out fab. But when I make them again next week for her visit, I'll be sure to do them the 'right way'.

Snickderdoodle Cupcakes recipe from 'I Heart Cuppycakes'.
http://iheartcuppycakes.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/master-baker-cinnamon/

Slight adaptations...I omitted the AP flour accidentally and also used less baking powder...1 tblsp seemed like a lot. Next time I will add back in the flour but in the form of cake flour rather than AP to keep a finer crumb, and add a bit more baking powder to get a little more rise.

Baked in these super cute gold and white swirl cups I found locally--they browned at the edges though...had to cover it with frosting.


Frosting preparation!! Used a cream cheese frosting recipe and added a ton of cinnamon...pretty basic. I love my cinnamon so I put in probably about 2 tblsps. The results were 'spicy'.


Pretty in pink and blue!


Closeup. No I didn't make these cutie flowers, I bought them from my local cake place, but I did try my hand at making them this wkd...more to come on that.


I also had leftover blue cream cheese frosting from Easter so I mixed that up with some cinnamon and got this really cool bluish green color to the frosting. Sprinkled with vanilla sugar.


And my lone mini cuppie. I made 3 of these just for samplers (I prefer mini sizes)...they came out so cute with their nut and party cup liners.

3 comments:

Janna said...

CUTE!
Where is the special on making flowers? I want to see.
Show me oh cupcake master!

Mara said...

HAH I posted about my foibles on making drop flowers ...see my latest. But I got those little cuties at the local cake place where I am taking my class. They are like 10 cents each. Honestly, I am thinking why make them?? HA!

CB said...

So glad you like the recipe! Love all the pictures :)
Clara