Saturday, May 02, 2009

Stop by, bring me a tea or Chai Latte, and we'll swap

Well, friends, I don't think I used enough orange flavor in the cupcake batter. It's not really all that orange-y tasting. Disappointing. Maybe some zest... that's a zen question -- do I need more zest?? I will work on that further. On many levels.

I frosted the cupcakes with milk chocolate frosting and then I made orange frosting - you can use it make a dainty spiral sort of shape on top of the chocolate, if your orange frosting behaves...


Or just put a sort of squishy dot if it doesn't. I decided to add pecaaaaahns to a few. (I love my granite counters.... but these cupcakes are really getting lost in the pattern, huh?)




It really didn't cooperate, so I just took a fork and swirled the two flavors together.


(now THIS is complex cooking - isn't it? Next food network star, right here. I really just wanted to take some close up shots and work on camera settings. Some of the reject shots were pretty rough!)

Swirled frosting cries out for pecans...


Geez. I need to light from more than one angle, don't I ? I just wanted a picture of cupcakes! Sheeeesh.

Hey... there are only twenty-two cupcakes... looks like my son has passed by this way.


Seriously - Earl Grey tea, and I will share...

4 comments:

liz said...

I use this stuff.

http://www.finefoods24.com/catalog/schwartau-orangeback-p-159.html

Want to try some?

Carly said...

Sure! but I think the cupcake will get squished, or melt in your mailbox....

onescrappychick said...

I seriously love the first photo of the cupcake with the swirl on the flower plate. LOVE IT.

allpointsbulletin said...

Photo on flower plate - Definitely a Fave.

Would that be a tall or grande on the chai latte? :)