Sunday, May 4, 2008

Cinnamon cupcakes

I was watching a rerun of Throwdown with Bobby Flay the other day, and he had to make a wedding cake. He challenged a woman named Michelle Doll. Michelle Doll made a cinnamon-vanilla cake with Mexican hot chocolate frosting. I needed to make this cinnamon cake. I wasn't too into the frosting, though, so I decided to just go for vanilla frosting.

Luckily, there was a potluck at church coming up, so I had the perfect excuse to make some cupcakes! I like potlucks because I can make something, and I generally don't have to bring home any leftovers. I mean, I like cupcakes, but if they aren't great, I have about 23 left that my family and I don't want to eat, so they get thrown away, and that's not very cool.
They all got eaten, by the way. And I got to see a cute little girl stick about half of one in her mouth. Awwww.

I made the cupcakes in the afternoon, and they were REALLY GOOD. They had a slight cinnamon taste, and they were moist and mmm. Gooooooood.
I made the frosting that night. It was very sweet. It was butter cream, you know. At least this batch didn't taste like butter like the rest of my butter creams. Are they supposed to taste like butter? I don't want it to taste like butter. And I don't have a stand mixer so I don't want to attempt Swiss Meringue butter cream. Blah.

I didn't take any pictures of the process because I was too lazy. My camera was in my room, and it's about 20 steps away from the kitchen. That is just way too far. Anyway, here's the finished product!

Cinnamon vanilla wedding cake

Vanilla frosting


Mara said...

i love cinnamon!!! i tried the cinnamon squares from Dorie's cookbook recently and made it into a cupcake, DIVINE. definitely try that at some point!

Put That in Your Cake said...

I don't have her cookbook, but I'd like to, and when I do I'll definitely try that out! Thanks!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

They look terrific :P

Cyndi said...

Came over from Cupcakes Takes the Cake.........just had to tell you that I *love* your blog name!

Katie said...

Your blog makes me laugh and your creations look so good! I'm going to add this as one of my favorite blogs :)

Sophie said...

Those cucpakes are perfectly frosted :D!