Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Beehive Cupcakes

几个月前Cupcakes-a fine selection of sweet treats ,很喜。当初候,是因为书很美,很吸引。但是后来了几个当中的食都很意于是cupcake就成了我个月首的参阅书籍。我的部落里的cupcakes大部份都从里来的。

beehive cupcakes 早就想做了,只是苦于很难找这几只小蜜蜂。我知道市内David Jones有,但是我最近都很忙,懒惰去找。刚好那天我的病人要到市内逛逛,我就趁机托她帮我到DJ看有没有,果然她很厉害,还用相机拍了下来给我,看是不是我要找的蜜蜂。哈哈!没错没错就是这个了!昨天新加坡有朋友到访,于是就约了他在市区见面,趁机去扑蜜蜂。很辛苦才扑到这几只小蜜蜂回来。于是很兴奋的自己也变小蜜蜂般的在厨房忙了起来。

今天早早就起身,要赶六点钟去上班还要在上班前pipe cream 以防cream去到医院融掉。要这么早爬起身很牺牲啊!同事们一看到这几只蜜蜂都很雀跃的。哈哈! 纷纷拿相机拍下,说是要拍回家给孩子看。看来那几只小蜜蜂的魅力很强喔!其中一个同事还问我可不可以帮他做baby showercupcake,哈。。我真的还没做过baby showercupcake 叻!但是我还是答应了说不定以后不做这行可以转卖cupcakes也不定哈哈!

在这里分享一下,这个marshmellow frosting不错,不油腻而且很fluffy。不喜欢奶油cream的朋友不妨试一下这个。 我的同事即刻要了这个frosting的食谱。

(I make 8 from this recipe)

100g butter, softened
60g soft brown sugar
2 eggs
60g honey, warmed
140g self raising flour, sifted

Marshmallow Icing (frosting)
3 egg whites
250g sugar
2 tsp light corn syrup (I used glucose syrup)
pinch of cream of tartar
100ml water
1 tsp vanilla extract
yellow food coloring
8 toothpicks
8 chocolate foil wrapped bumblebees with wings
Sanding sugar (gold)

1.) Preheat oven 180C. Line pan with paper cases.

2.) Beat butter and sugar with electric beater until light and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in honey and flour until combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the cases. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of a cake. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.

3.) To make the marshmallow icing, combine the egg whites, sugar, corn syrup, cream of tartar and 100ml of water in a heatproof bowl. Sit the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; make sure the bowl does not touch the water. Beat for 5 minutes with electric beaters, or until mixture is light and fluffy. Remove from the heat. Add the vanilla and beat with electric beaters for 4-5 minutes, or until soft peak form. Add the coloring, drop-by-drop and beat until just combined.

4.) Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm round nozzle, and pipe the icing in circles around the cake to resemble beehive. Pus the pointy end of the toothpick into the base of each bee and insert into each cake. Sprinkle with sanding sugar。

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13 : Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) hosted byMin of Min's Blog