Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cupcakes for breakfast = good good start to the day

Alternate title: I think I am secretly an eight-year-old boy.

So, I saw these amazing sprinkles at the grocery store that were DINOSAUR SHAPED. And purple, orange and green! So, of course I had to buy them and make some cupcakes with them. Truth be told, I actually don't like sprinkles very much. I don't like crunchy bits on top of my nice fluffy cupcake! So that just shows how much I love these dinosaur sprinkles.

I used the awesome Amy Sedaris' vanilla cupcake recipe (which has failed for me twice before but that was because I mucked with the batter and tried the make them lime flavoured). This time I just kept them plain vanilla and it worked! They are a bit dense for my liking. More like vanilla muffins. But still oh so tasty. Then I made some plain swiss meringue buttercream frosting a la How to Eat a Cupcake. I was going to make it lime flavoured because that seemed dinosaury to me but we were out of limes and I settled for lemon. I was a bit wimpy with the flavouring so the icing isn't very lemony but they are still good good.

It took me forever to figure out what these green sprinkles were (and actually, I didn't. Mireille did). She pointed out that they were footprints while I was trying to figure out what the heck kind of dinosaur looks like the Pacman ghosts.

Some of the cupcakes were green and some were purple

Frosting landscape

These were the second batch of cupcakes I tried to flavour with lime:
Lime cupcake fail.

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