Monday, July 13, 2009

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache - mmmmm

My next lot of practice cupcakes are chocolate and coffee, although I think you're not really supposed to taste the coffee, as it's not included in the title. Anyway, I won't be making them again, they are somewhat dry and flat, even though I followed the recipe to a T and watched my cooking time carefully.

But they were fine for decorating practice, so I made some chocolate ganache and got to work.

Working on my handmade swirl mostly....


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I still haven't got myself another piping set, hence working by hand. I was pleased with the results although a tad inconsistent.

This is the swirl I'm trying to emulate...


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These sweet looking things are from the Crabapple Cupcake bakery in Melbourne, topped by their signature swirl, the details of how to recreate it are in here...their tell-all-secrets-book.


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Which if you desire it, you may buy from The Bookshelf of Oz, currently on special.
Or probably any other major bookstore too. It's a great book for ideas and just general drooling over.

(Crabapple Cupcake Bakery in their original form has closed down, they now have an online presence as Crabapple Cupcakes and Supplies).


But the ganache is yum, yum, yum! I can think of 100 ways to use that, except that I might need to join Biggest Loser if I put my thoughts into practice...

Sent them with hubby to work as usual, where they went down well.......maybe they're just too polite to say anything else!


5 comments:

louisalowry said...

The kids say please send them our way!!!

Kath Lockett said...

YUM! Your ganache - done the handmade way - looks way better - more homely, more generous, more inviting.... *drool*

Will now go and sob whilst nuking my bowl of sensible, leftover vege soup, *sniff*

Cat J B said...

Lou, I don't think they'll travel all that well!

Kath, yeah, I quite like the handmade look too. Nothing wrong with vege soup.....good for the cholesterol levels, right?! Pat, pat, it's ok....

girlichef said...

Wow...finger lickin' good...I love me some ganache!! :D

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, handmade swirls! they look great. I must have a peek at that book, have only seen it online.

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