Thursday, 28 February 2013

Ice cream cupcake hearts! Feel like a kid again...

Valentines day has come and gone. February the month filled with love, gifts and cupcakes has  always been my favourite. This year I thought to myself, why not try something different. So I trolled the isles and the baking shop, looking for ideas, the world wide web also lent some inspiration, naturally. Now, cupcakes is, and always will be the number one in my life, but there is another love in my life, ice cream. Be it 3 o’clock in the morning, temperatures below freezing, soaring heats and sandy beach filled days, ice cream it is.

The cogs starting turning, the batter got stirred, the hearts made, the sprinkles sprinkled. And tada, these little beauties appeared.t Ice cream cupcakes! Now they are not made outa of ice cream, I still need to figure that one out? But a delightful red velvet cupcake, baked in colourful cones, 100’s and 1000’s sprinkled like a kid and beautiful little hearts, made these cupcakes the cherry on top.

The most daunting thing was to bake this cupcake in a cone. I was very nervous, never attempting this feat  before. Reading endless other blogs on: how to make them stand while baking? how much to fill them? How long to bake them? And the last, most daunting question, transporting them. But all in all, they took about 5-10 min extra on my normal red velvet cupcake recipe, the stood fine in the oven and filling them about ¾ of the cone was perfect! The only problematic thing, transporting. So the problem was solved by just taking an old shoe box, tip it over, cover it with beautiful paper and then cut holes at the bottom, to place you beautiful cupcakes in!

So bakers, be brave, love your kitchen and most of all, keep being creative.