Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day?

Hiii you guys... I know. I disappeared. but i'm pretty sure not many people, or any at all, noticed... i've been baking/cooking alot though, perfecting my amateur skills...i've also been studying more than i used to as well, so i've been too busy to keep up with the blog (plus i totally forgot my password). anyway, i've made these yummy cupcakes and i'm so proud of myself! usually there'd be something off with alot of the stuff i bake, but the components of these cupcakes were topnotch! i don't have the recipe on me...but i'll post it soon, seeing as how i used my go-to chocolate cake recipe that i've perfected!

alright, now the food porn begins:

strawberry buttercream frosting on top of a very moist coffee-spiked chocolate cake

the strawberry buttercream was made with strawberry puree, which did not have any added sugar, just strawberries and a splash or two of water in a saucepan, blended when boiled, then simmered for 20 minutes. then i put it in the fridge to let it cool and thicken before adding it to butter and powdered sugar. 

and a hidden heart in the middle! which was just a regular white cake that i dyed pink with gel food coloring 

i also had a little bit of cake batter left so i busted out my mini muffin pan! these were really cute. 

i honestly hate valentine's day simply because people in love should show their love everyday rather than  just one day out of the year, but i do love baking heart-shaped things :]

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