Cupcakes for a Svelte birthday

kirsty-cupcakesOne of my favourite ladies in the world (Kirsty aka Svelteness) had a birthday party a couple of days ago, and she celebrated with a private viewing of Blazing Saddles, so I decided to bake some cupcakes to take along for us all to munch on.

As she’s quite a popular gal, I knew we’d need a lot because she’s got lots of lovely friends. I kinda got carried away because the lovely Miss Jane gave me a cupcake cookbook for Christmas, and the recipes all sounded so yummy, I couldn’t resist making a few different kinds. In the end, I made 64 cupcakes, in 6 different varieties, adding my own twist to the recipes:

  • Cappuccino – a coffee flavoured cupcake with mocha buttercream frosting
  • Bakewell Tart – wheat-free almond cupcakes with a cherry inside and a lemon glaze
  • Vanilla Buttercream – vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting
  • Sweet Almond – wheat-free almond cupcakes with a fondant glaze
  • Bittersweet Symphony – coffee flavoured cupcakes with a dark chocolate ganache
  • Lemon Zinger – vanilla cupcakes with a zesty lemon glaze

They went down a treat, but I will think twice about making so many cupcakes all in one go… or at least next time, stick to one or two different types! They looked (and tasted) amazing – which you probably can’t tell from the awful iPhone photo above – but it took me several hours and the kitchen was a wreck afterwards. Whew – I’m exhausted just thinking about it.


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Miko Coffey
Miko Coffey
Miko is addicted to crafting, and can often be found late at night drooling over Ravelry, or muttering "just one more row...". At last count, she had 187 different kinds of yarn in her stash, and is currently seeking storage for more. Ch2 and turn.