As you know, I am a keen cupcake baker, but sometimes I fancy a change. I recently purchased a lovely baking book by Peggy Porschen called Boutique Baking. She has recipes for the most beautiful bakes, including these deliciously delicate meringue kisses. The original recipe call for vanilla as a flavouring, but I changed it to lemon to make them a little more refreshing for the Summer.
My meringue kisses are by no means perfect in shape or size, but they taste so yummy and I’m sure I’ll be baking them again soon which gives me plenty of opportunity to perfect them.
Inspired by vintage sweets shops I popped these sweet treats into a glass sweet jar and think they look very cute!
I do love a bit of cake making. I love baking up different flavours and finding the best recipes I can but once I have found an amazing recipe I can’t just leave it at that. One of my favourite parts of cupcake making is the prettying up. I love finding new ways to make cakes look extra scrummy and fun. This week I decided to make some cupcakes using my favourite chocolate buttermilk cupcake recipe. I had two different clientele in mind; my dad, for Father’s Day and the celebration of a little baby girl. I decided to make up one batch of mixture and icing but to use it two ways: Retro Party cakes and Sophisticakes.
Retro Party Cakes
These little party cakes were very fun to make. They are baked in little polka dot cases and filled with toffee sauce. I then iced a swirl of toffee frosting around the edge, a flower of chocolate fudge in the middle and then topped them with a retro jazzie, mini mallows and confetti sprinkles. Fun and Yum!
I love these more elegant mini cakes. I used my fab new mini sandwich tin, poring the mixture into each hole, baking and then popping them out when baked. I then sliced them in half and iced a pattern with the two frostings, popped the top on and added a swirl of chocolate and a choccy coffee bean. Delicious!
I enjoyed a happy day of baking today! I decided to make some cupcakes for my boyfriend to take to work. They are so fluffy, dark and delicious! If you fancy having a go, head over to my home blog for the recipe. If not, just enjoy my little pics instead. 🙂