Cup Creations

Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm :: No Comments

It’s no secret that I like to play with my food. That comes with being a food scientist. Some of my latest edible experiments have involved those little morsels of frosted dessert that everyone loves. I’m talking about cupcakes of course. (The title of this post should have been a giveaway.)

These flowers did provide power in the form of a disaccharide known as sucrose.

These flowers did provide power in the form of a disaccharide known as sucrose.

We made these devil's food cupcakes with ganache frosting from scratch as a Father's Day treat.

We made these devil’s food cupcakes with ganache frosting from scratch as a Father’s Day treat.

I am often designated the dessert bringer at family dinners. Cupcakes are my sweet of choice for these functions when birthdays are concerned and sometimes my pick when they are not. For cupcakes can be dressed to fit any situation and are just enough of a treat to tempt even the most stalwart of health nuts. Sure, they are sweeter than Relief Society chicks on a Super Saturday but who could say no to just a touch of sugar saturation?

For Isabelle's and Abigail's birthdays, Jason and I made pink kitty cupcakes.

For Isabelle’s and Abigail’s birthdays, Jason and I made pink kitty cupcakes.

Since Andrew is a cheesecake fan, I made the cup version of raspberry marble cheesecake for his birthday celebration.

Since Andrew is a cheesecake fan, I made the cup version of raspberry marble cheesecake for his birthday celebration.

Incidentally, most of my recent recipe and decoration ideas have come from Martha Stewart’s cupcake book. I’ve found it an excellent resource for improving both the look and taste of my cup stuff. Her volume on shivs is outstanding too.

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