Sunday, August 19, 2012

it's a baker's life

Over the past couple of months i've come to discover my passion for baking. Whether it be cream puffs, birthday cake, or cupcakes i love to make it all. Especially cupcakes. i love the process of combining all of the ingredients and seeing how (after the appropriate baking time) the finished product looks just how the recipe promised. There's definitely a trial-and-error process that goes on though. Because some recipes are just not good: the cakes sink in the middle or rise too much and overflow or are too moist or have fall apart. But i am proud to announce that i have finally found the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe! Which is fabby but at the same time kind of suckish because it isn't all from scratch, which is what i really want. i have found one nonetheless. This is after trying about 3 or 4 different recipes, all ending in despair. i came across this recipe while making Cinnamon Toast Crunch cupcakes. i realized the recipe is simply vanilla cake with cinnamon. Genius! These have the perfect dome-top, texture, color, everything! i even made some yesterday and added strawberry extract for my Strawberries N' Cream cupcakes. Simply divine!
Aside from loving the baking process, i love sharing my creations (creations is a bit of a loose term. i don't create the recipes. i simply follow directions and sometimes add my own little twist. i hope to create recipes someday though). i love taking the treats to different apartments in the ward and to Calah and to Momo. Everyone loves baked goods, especially homemade and it just gives me the warm fuzzies when they love MY homemade baked goods.

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