I thought to myself
this weekend, push yourself. Make a cupcake that really challenges you. And
what happened…Not only was it the hottest day I have experienced, but I now
know why there are people like the naked chef…hehehe! I thought fine Choux
pastry, homemade vanilla custard, toffee, almond cupcakes, how hard could it
Let me tell you
something I nearly died, but at least I learned some new skills, and I must say to myself but that vanilla custard…mmm is to die for. I even got some request that
there should have been more custard. So after some blood, sweat and fears, I
made these toffee tumbles and I was impressed. 300 little choux
pastry balls, is not for sissies. I even made beautiful sugar shards to place on
top. The cupcakes looked beautiful. So I put them in a container, popped them
in the fridge and awoke the next morning to disaster.
I took them out of
the fridge, left them on the counter, quickly got ready for work and low and
behold when I opened the container, the toffee and the sugar shards had melted,
even the custard melted, making them tumble. I was like "DISASTER". But all in
all they tasted really good. I injected each cupcake with extra custard, and
put some almonds in the batter and some almond essence as well. The flavors were really
strong…mmm just the way I like it!
So give it a crack.
It’s really beautiful cupcakes, hard to eat and a lot of effort, but if you
have the cupcakeness in you, why not…