|I cut the wrapper out of wrapping paper. I thought the cupcake looked a little under dressed and exposed up their on it's stand. ;)|
So, it's not really the birthday of the actual cupcake, but for me it is. I have finally found a vanilla cake from scratch that is oh so yummy. I tried several, but could not get the texture and taste I wanted. So, after quite a few mess ups, I combined some recipes and Happy Birthday Cupcake!!!
I was really looking for a cake that was light and fluffy, like a box mix, but with a home baked taste. I think this one is as close as I want it to be. I know billions of people love cakes from a mix, but home-made cakes are so much easier to decorate with a firmer texture, and they last longer than a box cake. I have probably read every suggestion under the sun on substituting ingredients to make a more home-made tasting box cake. Though substituting some ingredients made the cakes a little richer, they still tasted pretty much the same to me. These cakes are fine for every day, but when baking for celebrations, I want it to look and taste special.
I will be sending a dozen of these little cupcakes (ok, eleven) with the hubby tomorrow for his coworkers to taste. I hope to get some good feedback from them, and if so, this will be my "official" cake. If not, I will be sad, but will keep on trying to find my "official" cake.
I found that someone liked them. Sneaky little hands helped themselves to some extras sitting on the cabinet.