I did a test run making cupcakes for the girls’ birthday this week and hate to admit this but they were a flop. I had envisioned a decadent chocolate cupcake filled with a surprise gooey caramel center and topped with a pretty light pink rose.
Of course I didn’t have a recipe for said creation. So I tried a batch of devil’s food cupcakes, popped a Rolo in the center of each, then watched a video on how to do fancy icing piping while they were baking.
Well at least the icing turned out pretty.
The cupcakes, though -- bleh. Dry, crumbly, and filled with rock-hard candy pieces. Oops.
We all had fun. But no one wanted to try a second cupcake (very telling in this house).
Guess I’ll be trekking down to the grocery store bakery tomorrow to place a last-minute cupcake order...
PS: When I was rooting through the baking cupboard and completely annoyed to only find one cupcake tin (where did the others go?), Ro quipped “Really, mama?! You only have one pan? And you even have TWO ovens!”