Pretty Cupcakes

I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions this year.  Who wants to resolve to lose weight when there’s still all that Christmas chocolate around to be eaten?  Not me!!

Anyway, I did make a couple of February resolutions, one of which was to take better photos of my cakes.  You’d think that since I do photography too, of course I’d take nice pictures of my cakes, but usually by the time I’m done I’m tired and/or I forget, and by the time the goodies are picked up I just have time for a few snapshots!

So, last week was a very busy cake-week for me.  I’ll post about the other two cakes soon, but first I want to share some photos of some cupcakes I made.  They were for a fundraiser bake sale, and apparently they went over quite well, so I’m happy about that!

The first kind I made was Chocolate Covered Strawberry (chocolate cake, strawberry buttercream, topped with a strawberry slice and ganache drizzle).

Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Cupcakes

The other flavour I made was Vanilla Raspberry Swirl.

Raspberry Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes

Raspberry Vanilla Swirl Cupcakes

I’m quite happy with the vanilla cake recipe I used for these cupcakes – most of the ones I’d tried in the past were heavier and almost pound-cake-like.  This one is much lighter and fluffier.  It takes way more bowls to make than my go-to dark chocolate cake does, but it sure is tasty!

Stay tuned for posts coming up soon featuring my other cake adventures from this week!

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