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).
The other flavour I made was Vanilla Raspberry Swirl.
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!