February 22, 2013 by Cinfuldelights
I’ve always loved experimenting, trying out different flavors, mixing them up, so I thought I’d share a few of my latest creations with you.
One of my favorite cupcake to make is the red velvet, but let’s be honest, there are only so many things you can do with red velvet. And why does it have to be red? There are plenty of other colors that are nice and look delicious. Me personally, I love the color black, which I suppose scientifically means I love all colors, but only when they are all together. I love to make it pop so I made a black velvet cupcake with hot pink raspberry frosting.
Speaking of raspberries, here in California, it can get pretty hot, and nothing says a hot day like a cup of nice, cold lemonade. But drinking lemonade is just so old fashioned so I whipped up some raspberry cupcakes with lemonade frosting, making a raspberry lemonade cupcake. (Also the reverse lemon cupcake with raspberry frosting is likewise delicious.)
That make you a little thirsty? Well, how about a nice champagne? That’s right, a champagne cupcake with either orange or strawberry frosting. Personally, I prefer the orange, tastes like a mimosa.
(pictured with strawberry frosting, still tasty)
Maybe champagne isn’t your adult beverage of choice, maybe you’re more of a beer drinker. Have no fear, there’s one for you as well. I took a favorite recipe for Guinness Stout Cake and shrunk it down into a cupcake with a chocolate ganache frosting. This one definitely helps put you in the St. Patrick’s Day mood.
But what if St. Patty’s Day is behind us and it’s spring or summer? There’s always plenty of refreshing lemon options like lemon with blueberry frosting or vanilla with lemon frosting and a lemon curd filling. And if you aren’t the world’s biggest fan of lemons, there’s always the orange with orange cream option as well.
Or even a key lime cupcake with coconut frosting.
But alas, spring and summer cannot be here forever, fall must eventually descend upon us and bring with it dark days and cold nights. To help get you into the fall mood, I tried out some delicious butternut squash with vanilla frosting,
and pumpkin: pumpkin and cinnamon frosting with or without a vanilla pastry cream filling.
Finally, the end of the year brings with it Christmas, and what is Christmas without copious amounts of sweets. My entire family loves to bake cookies during the Christmas season, a favorite being the snickerdoodle. So why not try it this year in cupcake form?
Hungry now? I think I’ll leave you with that selection of tasty treats I’ve tried. Don’t forget to come back next week when I list off a few more of my favorite creations. And while you’re waiting, see if you can come up with a interesting combo of your own. The list of flavors I have is on my website at http://www.cinfuldelights.com/pages/Flavors.htm so think about it, pair them up. It’s a cupcake flavor, a frosting flavor, and an optional filling flavor. I’ll choose a few of my favorites and give them a shot. Check out the blog next week to see if I have chosen yours.
“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White