Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Poop cakes.



I baked these cupcakes last night. They did not taste like poop, but the frosting looked like it. I wanted to try this method of piping, so I had to forget about what it would like it. I decided to spread the frosting out on a few of them, but my brother told me that it looked like poop that had been stepped on. Note to future self, always use swirly tip for chocolate frosting. If someone thinks that looks like poop...something must be wrong with them.

I used Amy Sedaris's vanilla cupcake recipe, after seeing it on How to Eat a Cupcake. My mom has simple taste, and although she eats my peanut butter, lemon, and oreo cupcakes, she really likes plain old vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting. The other day she informed me that cake from cake mixes is the best. I am trying to prove her wrong. I will admit, most of my cupcakes haven't turned out very good, but I still think that the fact that they're homemade and don't have all sorts of weird ingredients in them make them taste better.

So, these cupcakes were awesome. I think they're the best I've made, my mom still didn't think they were better than a mix. *shakes fist at my mother.*

I used Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" frosting. I should have put more milk in it, because it was very thick and when I ate a cupcake this morning, I could pick up the whole swirl of frosting and it stayed intact (and laying the frosting on the table made it look even more like a pile of poop). It was good, but it tasted like cocoa powder to me and not chocolate. I guess I'll have to use actual chocolate next time.

I will stop saying poop now.

Since this post is pretty boring, I'll include my latest embroidery project, a cupcake!



AND. We found this baby turtle on the road this morning, so we moved him to the other side of road, but before that we had to have a photoshoot, of course.

Vanilla Cupcakes from Amy Sedaris
makes 12 cupcakes

3/4 stick (6 tbsp) unsalted butter
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
3. Beat in eggs, vanilla, salt and baking powder.
4. Add flour in 3 batches, alternating with milk.
5. Mix until batter is smooth with no lumps. Do not overbeat.
6. Divide batter evenly among cups. Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until tops are pale gold and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

7. Cool on wire rack for 45 minutes or until at room temperature.


"PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE" CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.

4 comments:

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I'm glad you noticed that it was supposed to be 1/4 teaspoon salt and not 4 teaspoons! LOL someone pointed that typo out to me today :)

CupcakeLady said...

That looks like some good lookin "poop" frosting. I tried the Herhsey Perfectly Chocolate Cake recipe today. It turned out well. I made them into cupcakes!

Natalie... said...

Yes definately some good looking poop frosting hehe. Im sure it tasted delicious though :)

Voylene said...

Thanks for sharing this about the poop cake. I've been searching for a recipe. My brother-in-law graduages as a colon rectal surgeon and we wasnted to use the "poop theme" Hope mine turns out good. Thanks! Voylene Gill