Banana Cupcakes with .... all kinds of frosting!
Yesterday while cleaning up the Triple-Berry Vanilla Cake I noticed the stacks of leftover frosting bits. And like dinner leftovers, it seemed a waste to simply toss these perfectly good remains into the rubbish.
Whipped chocolate ganache, peanut butter cream, Mascarpone cream, vanilla buttercream, and white chocolate ganache were the most plentiful. With this cornucopia of flavors...banana cupcakes sounded like a perfect vehicle.
I popped a status to this effect on The Sugary Shrink FB account...and one lucky client was able to score the prettiest, best looking, and tastiest cupcakes of the whole lot (at least I hope they were tasty!).
Elvis Cupcake - Banana Cupcake with Peanut Butter Cream Filling and a generous Swirl of Peanut Butter Buttercream (I know bacon would make a lovely and perfect topper for this cupcake, I'm just don't know if I'm ready to introduce savory to my sweet treats).
|The Peanut Butter Buttercream is delicious. This is about the quality of ingredients: real butter, Mexican vanilla, heavy whipping cream & smooth JIF peanut butter.|
Banana Chocolate Cupcake - Banana Cupcake, Chocolate Cream Filling and a mountain of Whipped Chocolate Ganache sitting on top.
I was just messing around with frostings and such...in almost all the cupcakes, I popped in a cream filling or a berry, then piped on in varying amounts of frosting.
|All but three landed in the trash can.|
Down side to losing so many cupcakes, I still have leftover frosting. Upside, I know I will work with these amazing flavors again.
Today was totally fun. A few of our friends took a couple cupcakes off our hands - these were only slightly exploded from batch two. Perfectly edible, though somewhat pitiful on appearance.
I love what I get to do. I would love even more to be working in rehab. In a bloom-where-you're-planted outlook...I'm doing ok. And together, my life partner and I are doing very, very well.
It works if you work it...you're worth it.