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November 5th, 2006
Domestic Goddess

I’m not that great at that whole cooking lark. I am however Won’t Cook rather than Can’t Cook. Lately though I’ve been terribly excited about baking in particular. After a failed cooking attempt last week (“This tastes like Salmonella”) I tried to redeem myself by making some cupcakes using a recipe from my new favourite blog, Cupcake Bakeshop.
I searched high and low for the special cupcake cases that I’ve seen used on many American cupcake sites. They’re so difficult to find over here or in smaller quantities but eventually I found somewhere in Bristol that does them. They arrived on Friday so I got baking straight away. I knew the girls would boo and hiss if I made anything that wasn’t chocolate so I used a simple chocolate cupcake recipe from the site. I think following the handy tips was my saving grace.


I was so pleased when they came out right! I managed to get 23 cupcakes so I think I slightly overfilled the cups but none of them overflowed. I did end up with one anaemic looking one (it was all the batter I had left) and that one got nicknamed “Nemo”.

I wasn’t sure which topping to go for but in the end opted for one that I already had the ingredients for, chocolate buttercream topped with Smarties. The recipe produced very light and moist cakes. All in all, a pleasing result if not a little sweet.

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