Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes

I love cupcakes. Who doesn't? I'd rather bake cupcakes than a huge cake, or anything else for that matter. So I've started experimenting with recipes that I've seen, or have in my head. Below is a list of cupcakes I've come up with. Some I've made, some I haven't yet. There are several I have no photos of so I'll have to make them again (schucks). The ones with the comments were taste tested by a friend of mine, Kimberly, and her family and given a thumbs up or thumbs down. The list is pretty big. So far I've got maybe 10 that have made a final list and are available for people to choose when making an order. There will be more, I assure you.

Coffee Cupcakes - coffee flavored chocolate cake, coffee flavored buttercream, dark chocolate shavings, option Bailey's infused buttercream filling. (taste tested by Kimberly - thumbs up)

Oatmeal Raisin Cupcakes - oatmeal raisin cake, cinnamon maple buttercream, cinnamon sugar sprinkles. (taste tested by Kimberly - thumbs up.) These actually were really really good. I was pleased with the turnout on this recipe.

Key Lime Cupcakes - vanilla or coconut cake, real key lime filling, almond infused buttercream, almond slices (optional). (taste tested by Kimberly - thumbs up.) I was pleased as well with the turn out on this recipe. The flavors came together really well.

Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes - chocolate cake, cherry pie filling, pink cherry buttercream, chocolate shavings (taste tested by Kimberly - thumbs up).

Sugared Lemon Cupcakes - vanilla cake, lemon buttercream, lemon filling, lemon sugar sprinkles. (taste tested by Kimberly - thumbs down). I know why she gave it a thumbs down and I've corrected the recipe. Sometimes you should never use extract in a recipe. Lemon is one of them that comes across tasting medicine like. Next time will use real lemon.

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes - chocolate cake, melted chocolate mint center, vanilla buttercream with crushed peppermint. (test tasted by Kimberly - thumbs up). I saw a version of this buttercream on Cake Boss and decided to try it. It's really yummy!

The Kimberly Cupcake - coffee flavored chocolate cake, melted chocolate mint center, chocolate buttercream (taste tested by Kimberly - thumbs up of course. It was made for her and named after her!)

The following are recipes I have but have yet to make:

"The King" Cupcakes - Banana Cake, Peanut Butter Buttercream

Fluffanutter Cupcake - Banana Cake, Peanut Butter Buttercream, Marshmallow filling

The Cremesicle Cupcake - Orange cake, Vanilla Buttercream, Orange sprinkles

Swirls and Sprinkles Signature Cupcake - chocolate cake, almond cream cheese filling, vanilla almond buttercream in hot pink and turquoise swirl with chocolate jimmies.

Strawberry Amnesia SparkleCake Cupcakes - strawberry cake with real strawberries, marshmallow buttercream, pink/gold/and white edible glitter. (this is only the 2nd cupcake I've made in honor of someone I know).

Carrot Cupcakes - carrot cake (my mother's recipe) with cream cheese frosting.

Harvey Wallbanger Cupcakes - Orange cake laced with Vodka, hazelnut liquor infused buttercream, orange sugar sprinkles, topped with a chocolate covered hazelnut (yes I do have a few alcohol related adults have to have fun too right?)

Snickers Cupcakes - vanilla cake, Snickers stuffed middle, chocolate buttercream, peanuts on top

Oreos Cupcakes - chocolate cake, cookies and cream center, cookies and cream buttercream, crushed Oreo sprinkles.

Kit Kat Cupcakes - vanilla cake, Kit Kat stuffed middle, chocolate buttercream, crushed Kit Kats on top.

Bailey's Lovers Cupcakes - vanilla cake laced with Bailey's, Bailey's infused buttercream. (optional Bailey's cream filling).

Black Tie Cupcakes - chocolate and white marbled cake, chocolate and vanilla buttercream, chocolate and vanilla sprinkles

Banana Split Cupcakes - banana cake, strawberry filling, chocolate fudge buttercream, cherry and nuts to top (nuts optional).

Banana Split Lick Cupcakes (adult version) - banana cake laced with banana liquor, chocolate buttercream icing infused with chocolate liquor, strawberry filling infused with strawberry schnapps.

Almond Dream Cupcakes - almond cake soaked in Amaretto (optional alcohol), almond cream filling, almond paste infused mascarpone buttercream, almond slices to garnish

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes - vanilla cake split and layered with strawberry filling, vanilla whipped buttercream (the adult version has the strawberries in the middle mixed with an orange vanilla liquor).

Caramel Cupcakes - caramel cake, melted caramel center, caramel buttercream

Chai Tea Cupcakes - Chai tea cake, honey ginger buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes - pumpkin cake, cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes - pumpkin cheesecake with graham/pecan crust, cinnamon buttercream

Cannoli Cupcakes - vanilla cake with cannoli filling and vanilla mascarpone buttercream

Mayan Chocolate Cupcakes with Cocoa Cinnamon Buttercream

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramel Drizzle

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow/Maple Buttercream

Banana Caramel Pecan Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

Pina Colada Cupcakes (see the post about the Coconut Cupcakes)

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Gooey Butter Cupcakes (adapted from a recipe of Paula Deen's)

Dannen O'Donnell - chocolate cake filled with salted caramel, salted caramel buttercream, rolled in crushed pretzels (this cupcake is named after a character in a book Kimberly is writing).

Honey Hazelnut - vanilla bean cake, honey hazelnut mascarpone filling, sweet honey cream cheese frosting, honey glaze and chopped hazelnuts

Cranberry Orange Clove Cupcake - vanilla clove cake, filled with orange curd, orange buttercream and white chocolate frosted cranberries.

Some of these idea I haven't complete worked the recipe out for. If you have an idea for a cupcake, let me know :) Give me your thoughts and comments as we go along. I have no problem with criticism. It helps me to fix what's wrong, or enhance what's good :)

1 comment:

  1. I want to try the Snickers, Oreo, KitKat, Snickerdoodle and Dannen O'Donnell cupcakes.

    And don't forget to add brownie cupcakes and the Cinnacakes to your list...please :)