Originally posted 5/26/2016.
This was quite an exciting weekend for me – as far as my baking is concerned. Thanks to an awesome friend (shoutout to you, Kate!!), I had my first baking “gig.” Kate was sweet enough to ask me to bake cupcakes for a bridal shower for one of her best friends.
Huge honor. No pressure.
Well, to bake cupcakes under one condition- that I make these specific cupcakes. Because they are amazing.
Last Friday, I spent the evening baking 40 cupcakes and drinking wine. Honestly, its a pretty fantastic way to spend an evening. (*Disclaimer* I do not condone drinking and baking. I have the scars to prove the danger, but thats a blog for another day.) When I make these cupcakes for parties (so far at least 1 birthday, a BBQ, 2 bridal showers, and a rehearsal dinner) they have been a huge hit. Each time I baked without significant incident. But of course I can’t say that for this Friday. Thank god for Bob.
Friday night the Greater Boston area was rainy and humid. I made the mistake of leaving my kitchen windows open. The frosting for this cupcake is an awesome cream cheese based frosting, which does not appreciate humidity. So, at 9:55 p.m. and after a failed first attempt, Bob rushed me to the grocery store to buy ingredients for my second and hopefully final attempt. New lesson learned- have back up ingredients when working on a deadline. While we were at the grocery store, we closed the windows and turned the fans on. Next house we buy, central AC is required.
For the second attempt, I made sure to keep the cream cheese in the fridge longer. I also added more heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar to thicken it up a bit. After mixing the frosting up, I put it in the fridge for an hour. Luckily this all helped and from what Kate has told me the cupcakes were a success.
This amazing recipe was adapted from Annie’s Eats! Please check it out.
For the Cupcakes