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post #76 of 11576
We went to NYC a month ago...

Magnolia Bakery was GREAT! Although, my husband paid me the biggest compliment by telling me that my red velvet cupcakes tasted better icon_biggrin.gif

I liked their white/yellow a lot. I have been struggling to find a really GOOD recipe that isn't too dry AND tastes yummy. There's were great!
post #77 of 11576
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Wow, I just finished reading the whole thread and this is just so exciting!!! So many new recipes and all those sites to look at, I can't wait to get started. It is just so much fun doing a forum like this because it's like sitting in a big room with a wonderful group of friends that are all interested in the same thing. None of my friends here are interested in baking or gardening, so this is just the greatest. Here is the great lemon or lime curd recipe that is so easy to make and can be frozen. I never even have to strain it because it comes out perfect every time.

LEMON OR LIME CURD
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice or lime juice
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
1 tsp. grated lemon zest or lime zest

In medium saucepan, heat the butter and lemon juice over medium heat until butter is just melted. In medium bowl, whisk the eggs and yolks, and the sugar to blend. Then whisk in the dissolved cornstarch and the lemon zest. Slowly pour the hot butter mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan and cook over medium heat whisking until it comes to a boil and thickens about 4-6 minutes. At this point strain into a small bowl if necessary. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate until cold. I freeze it in 1 cup plastic containers for future use. This makes a great filling for cupcakes or cakes. I originally made this and put it into a baked pastry crust to which I added 1 tsp. of almond extract when I made the pie crust. I served it with a dollop of whipped cream and toasted slivered almonds.

I filled the lemon cupcakes with this (using the apple corer method to remove a plug--great idea). I frosted them with regular BC that I had stirred a spoonful of the curd into. When I serve them on individual plates, I frost them with regular BC and then drizzle a lemon glaze over the top of that. No wonder I am always on a diet!!!

For the chocolate banana cupcakes, I filled them with the Peanut Butter Filling on CC recipes and frosted them with a dark chocolate BC. I can't wait to try the recipe for the chocolate dipped strawberry cupcakes that someone posted.

I hope we can keep this going with lots of ideas for flavor combinations, recipes and cute ways to decorate cupcakes. A forum just for this would be really fun---a Mini Cake Forum would include all these small cake ideas.
Lily
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post #78 of 11576
I just started a thread to post your favorite cupcake designs...

Someone started a great thread the other day about favorite cakes...so let's share our cupcakes, too!

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-5888352.html#5888352
post #79 of 11576
I'm excited to see this topic. Always wanted to know more about cupcakes. Thanks for starting this thread.
post #80 of 11576
penny727 wrote:
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Now, if someone has any good ideas on losing weight while baking all of these cupcakes - PLEASE let me know. I am supposed to have lost the rest of the "baby weight" by my son's first birthday. I've got only 1 month and it's not looking good with at least 3 different first birthday parties already planned!



nicolesplace wrote:
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I might as well duct tape them to my hips because that's where they'll end up! LOL



Use duct tape & apply to mouth, tapedshut.giftapedshut.gif cut slit just large enough for straw to fit through - this will allow you to drink water and healthy smoothies. Just promise not to puree cupcakes, icing & milk to smoothie consitency! ROFLMAO icon_lol.gif
post #81 of 11576
Has everyone voted on having a cupcake gallery? I just have come accross it!
post #82 of 11576
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penny727 wrote:
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Now, if someone has any good ideas on losing weight while baking all of these cupcakes - PLEASE let me know. I am supposed to have lost the rest of the "baby weight" by my son's first birthday. I've got only 1 month and it's not looking good with at least 3 different first birthday parties already planned!



nicolesplace wrote:
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I might as well duct tape them to my hips because that's where they'll end up! LOL



Use duct tape & apply to mouth, tapedshut.giftapedshut.gif cut slit just large enough for straw to fit through - this will allow you to drink water and healthy smoothies. Just promise not to puree cupcakes, icing & milk to smoothie consitency! ROFLMAO icon_lol.gif



I just might have to give that a try!!!
post #83 of 11576
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Has everyone voted on having a cupcake gallery? I just have come accross it!



Can you share the link to vote? I haven't seen it yet...

That would be perfect since I never know where to put my cupcakes!
post #84 of 11576
Cupcake Gallery,OOOOOHHHHH!That would be great!
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post #85 of 11576
Thanks everyone who posted links or recipes ! Melvira where do you get the choc malted syrup ? Is it just icecream/ or choc milk syrup ? Anyone know?? Thanks !
post #86 of 11576
This is a great thread, I've already learned a few tricks I'll be busy with on my next batch of cupcakes!!

My main problem right now is that because cupcakes are not really known here in Holland, I am having a hard time finding packaging, in particular for a 4 pack.

Any ideas from Dutch or EU cupcakers???
post #87 of 11576
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Thanks everyone who posted links or recipes ! Melvira where do you get the choc malted syrup ? Is it just icecream/ or choc milk syrup ? Anyone know?? Thanks !



Yes, it is the same as the syrup you use to make chocolate milk! You probably have an endcap display by the ice cream freezer of all the syrups, cones, toppings, etc. you should be able to find it right there! It's good stuff and I am slowly enslaving people with it! icon_lol.gif
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #88 of 11576
Thanks.. I will be sure to look for it ! That new little prince will come out loving cupcakes Im sure !
post #89 of 11576
Ok, the voting is here: Go to the home tab, then to forum, then down at the bottom where it has suggestions and click on that and down to where the cupcake gallery question is>>>Sorry thats the only way I can explain it!
Linda
post #90 of 11576
Melvira.. Hope you can answer this ? I only tried the bettercream 1 time and it was nasty and stayed looking like melted coolwhip ! I have some in my freezer right now I never used yet ! I have a few 32oz containers , what do I do with it ? Defrost and whip like whipped cream ( made from heavy cream ? ) thats what I tried before ! It never got fluffed up ? Like I said .stayed like melted coolwhip ! I havent tried it again ! What are the normal steps to use it ! HELP !!! Thanks ! Or anyone else that can answer, Please do !!!
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