...and they were bloody delicious.
Remember back when I mentioned buying a cupcake recipe book, and consequently worrying whether I was turning into Martha Stewart or just nesting? Well I bought the new cookbook by the Aussie outfit Crabapple Cupcake Bakery. Verdict = FABULOUS. I made a batch to take to the Eurovision Semi-Finals I went to on Saturday night, and some more for the Finals on Sunday.
The cookbook was easy to follow, the recipe worked like a charm and I even picked up some usefull tips along the way (who new that you got better cake results if the moist ingredients, the milk, eggs and butter, were all at room temperature? I certainly didn't). I ended up with waaaaay too much butter frosting left over, I guess because I was supposed to pile it up high in a great big swirl. Still, I put plenty on and I'm not sure that they might have turned out over the top sweet if I piled more on.
Plus there is something oh so wrong, and yet oh so right, about having a tub of butter frosting in the refrigerator... mmmmmm...