I have decided to make cupcakes for our wedding. I am going to have L's mom and stepdad choose a flavor (coconut), my parents choose a flavor, L's dad and stepmom choose a flavor, and L choose a flavor, and I will choose a flavor. Our wedding is huge (for me), but small in the realm of wedding-land, so this isn't as crazy of an idea as it could be. I figure I will make 1-2 batches of each flavor, and we'll be good to go.
L's dad and stepmom suggested a cappuccino flavored cupcake with a cream-cheese center, so, for his dad's birthday today, I thought I'd bring a selection of cupcakes to taste to make sure that was the flavor they wanted. And, to try the recipes out. So, Friday, Saturday, and this morning, I have been dabbling with recipes and making cupcakes. I have had the opportunity to share the different flavors I made with different people, and so far the reviews have been awesome. I am really excited about doing this--it is the ONE component of my wedding that I am excited about and can get 100% behind.
On to the cupcakes....
First, this is the flavor I think I am going to choose. I fricken LOVE pumpkin pie, and when I saw this recipe I almost fell over. Who would have thought?
Anyway. With some confidence I could make the pumpkin-pie filled cupcakes, I went at it.
|Pies into batter ready to be covered in batter!|
|cupcake + pie = AWESOME!|
|too much frosting...|
Finally, I thought that to be safe, I'd bring a second choice for L's dad and stepmom to choose from--and made Tiramisu cupcakes. Wow. Yum-a-licious!
|After getting coated in the marsala-sauce.|
If I hadn't almost-picked my flavor this might have made the cut!!
I am really proud of how all three of these turned out--even though the tiramisu cupcake cake part was overcooked (stupid Martha Stewart recipe was off by 3 minutes!!!), and the cappuccino cupcakes had too much frosting (and a BOATLOAD left over too!!).
While NONE of these are good for WW, they make me happy to bake. I am pumped for my guests to eat them and see the looks on their faces as they try each flavor--my dad said, "People better get in line fast to get some!"
Update post will follow soon. I do wish I could mail cupcakes--my parents would love to sample these, and I know Julia would love them as she hangs out with her son!