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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cupcake tweaking..


I have signed up to be part of Cupcake Camp LA on Nov 20th at the Henry Fonda Music Box. As an amateur baker, I am only obligated to bring 100 cupcakes. I am going to try to make 200....maybe. Bakers have to be at the venue at 10 am on Saturday morning, which means I am going to have to do all my baking and decorating after work on Friday night...pretty ambitious given that I typically fall asleep around 10 pm on Fridays.

Chocolate coconut is the flavor I selected, so I have been trying out some recipes. I made 2 different versions which I frosted with a confectioners sugar frosting and various toppings:
  • toasted coconut: not bad but apparently coconut toasts very quickly. I sent the timer for 10 minutes but it started to burn after 5!
  • cocoa covered coconut: eh..just ok. On it's own, it was underwhelming but tasted ok with the sweet icing.
  • fresh coconut: tasted ok...
  • chopped up Mounds bar: too sweet combined with the icing.
It's safe to say the winning combination has not yet been discovered...my experimentation continues!

2 comments:

All Things Yummy said...

Your cupcakes sound delicious. Can't wait to try one. I'll be baking too. Very overwhelmed and excited.

Patti at Camp Blogaway Foodie Bootcamp said...

Have a great time!