Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Cakes for the Boys!

Last week I made cupcakes for the boys at work.
I like to make for them as it gives me
the opportunity to do the baking I enjoy without the temptation of having loads of yummy cakes in the house.
It also means they are my guinea pigs and so get whatever I fancy making! (although they usually beg for carrot cake cupcakes or banana cupcakes!)
I wanted to try Peggy Porchen’s strawberry frosting recipe so that's what they got this time!
I made up some basic vanilla cupcakes and half a batch of the frosting (a whole recipe frosts 24 cupcakes).
It tasted good but came out a little runny despite adding more sugar (I think that might have something to do with me going a bit heavy on the jam though!)
If you want to make it (correctly!) the recipe is:

200g full fat soft cheese (room temperature)
100g soft unsalted butter
600g sieved icing sugar
tbsp strawberry jam

Put cream cheese, butter and icing sugar in a large bowl and slowly mix together until light and fluffy.
add a tablespoon of strawberry jam and a drop of pink food colouring.

I topped them off with mini marshmallows to complement the soft pink of the frosting and also because the thought of taking such feminine looking cakes into my, all male, colleagues made me chuckle!
The reports were good, but I'm going to try it with (the correct quantities of!) lemon curd next time!
I also relented and ordered a copy of 'Cake Chic' after having a flick through it in Waterstones. I can't wait for it to arrive, I sooooo want to make the french fancies!!!
I will of course share with my bloggy pals :)
Off now to plough on with the de clutter, the end is in sight!!!!!
Lots of Love


Victoria Plum said...

I've just put on 3lbs looking at those cakes! They look YUMMY!!!

Anonymous said...

they look yummy :-) and french fancies are my favourite!

Rose XXX

Josie-Mary said...

Can I come & work with you??!!! :)

Florence and Mary said...

They look goooooooooooooood!

Victoria xx

Michela said...

What a wonderful colleague (or boss?!) you are!
The only thing I had some years ago from my ex-colleague was a slap!

Kate said...

Love those cakes they look yummy, why don't weight watchers bring out cupcakes.
Have a great day
Kate xx

Lululiz said...

Darn, they look good, you wicked temptress. Might actually have to give them a go. I'll blame you if I have to buy new clothes due to expanding waistline.

bekimarie said...

I bet those boys love you ;)
The look really good hun and i'm trying to resist the urge to go and bake!
Beki xxx

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

You must be so popular at work! They look fabulous, Kelly. Totally scrummy :) xx

Polka Dot Moon said...

I'm drooling over your cupcakes!!! Delish :)

Connie said...

Kelly me want some!!!! they look yummy, shall have to bake some with Ben as he loves baking, or you can send some up with mum????? :)xx

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

yummy, the look georgious.
Men are always good to bake for.
Hope your Shabby Chic day went well sounds like so much fun.
have a lovely week, luv Sophie xxx