This beta test was tasted by Anneke for me, and to use her words “Kiss of cinnamon, that’s all I can say!” This cupcake is a tribute to my favourite cookie, the Snickerdoodle!
Here they are as they looked when they came out of the oven, and I always get a special sense of achievement when a scratch recipe comes out of the oven perfectly:
The cupcake and the butter icing has cinnamon spice mixed into it and it is beautifully balanced- its not too sweet and the cinnamon is not overpowering. Its the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee!
I am getting more and more requests for cakes, and I hate to turn an order down so I am going to work on honing my cake decorating skills.
To that end, I am going to do beta tests with decorating instead of recipes. I will pick a theme for a cake and announce it here, and on the same principles as the recipe testing you will be able to order a decorated cake and pay only for the ingredients.
To begin with these will be a one tier chocolate cake (because it is dense enough to hold the icing) but I will be trying multi-tier cakes and 3D novelty cakes in time as well.
The first one I want to try is a “Best In Show” doggy themed cake! It will be ready for collection from my house by next Friday morning- 2 March 2012 (the usual terms and conditions apply) and you can have it for a mere R250!
If you would like the cake- faults, imperfections and foibles included since I’m teaching myself- leave a comment here and I will send you further information.