Baking requires time, patience and dedication. The end result? Something worth being proud of.
Sometimes I feel that when people bake, the time they spent in making the item goes unnoticed. In my last post I had a Cupcake Give Away and it took me forever to decide what to make. I spent hours searching for the perfect recipe and when I decided to make Peanut Butter Cupcakes, I had to make sure no one allergic to nuts. I went around asking people, “Hey. So, are you allergic to nuts….do you like peanut butter?”
And they looked at me like I was asking the random-est question in the world. I didn’t want to say what I was making because it was supposed to be a surprise!
I think that I am so blessed to have such great friends and be around such sweet people who appreciate my baking. After giving each person the cupcake, they thanked me and that made me feel really happy. If some of you are thinking, “seriously, its just a THANKS. whats the big deal?”
You should know it means a lot to someone if they are thanked when they make something and bring it to school the next day.
Well anyways, this was my first time trying to make this cupcake, so I topped it with a frosting I was comfortable with: Nutella Buttercream. Honestly this is the best frosting. EVER. (Vanilla Cupcakes with this frosting taste great too!)
I love Nutella so much and when people told me how much they love my frosting, I put a little star next to it in my baking book and labeled : MY SIGNATURE FROSTING. 🙂 🙂 🙂
The cupcake itself was a bit dry. The moment I took a bite I was screaming for a glass of milk (that’s a good thing, but it makes this a breakfast cupcake).
I really wanted to improve my recipe and make this a cupcake to eat on the go. (With no glass of milk nearby.)
And so I made them again today—yes I absolutely LOVE to bake
I added more milk in the batter this time and they cupcakes were successful! I wish I used this recipe when giving the cupcakes away, but baking is just trial and error and the more you practice your recipe, the better you get!
Sometimes when people pipe a tiny bit of frosting in the center of a cupcake, I’m left thinking, “there MUST be frosting in EVERY bite. How else do I eat it?”
Just a little side note: Frosting must be delicious. Not overly sweet or buttery.
I’m happy the Cupcake Giveaway Cupcakes were good (Not Perfect for the first time, but that’s okay). I’m happier I perfected another recipe for making it again next time (this is what really counts)!