This evening (after a long day dealing with my endless work), I decided to make mini cupcakes for my nephews who happen to stay over our house for a couple of days. Yep, I had the mood to entertain them too today!
I used Joan's chocolate cake secret recipe for the cupcake. I have tested this recipe many times and am always so pleased with this chocolate cake final results. It just never fails me!
Mini Strawberry Chocolate Cupcakes with sugar star.
As for the cupcake frosting, initially I was planning to make both strawberry and chocolate cream frostings to decorate the cupcakes but I felt kind of exhausted after dinner so I ended up creating just the strawberry cream frosting. For the strawberry cream frosting flavour and pink colour, I mixed a little bit of Hershey's Strawberry Syrup, which once used for the 'door games' at my wedding in Malaysia last year, into the basic cream frosting mixture.
Mini Strawberry and Chocolate Cupcakes with edible silver ball.
Mini Strawberry and Chocolate Cupcakes with pink flower.
Oh well, my efforts in baking these mini cupcakes despite my strong will to rest this evening were not in vain at all. My eldest nephew really loved them and ate most of them. Then, he asked my Mom-in-Law, "Why Aunt Christine didn't make a Happy Birthday Cake for me recently?" Honestly, I forgot about his birthday. Oops!
My eldest nephew found the joy in eating the mini cupcakes.
After dinner, he ate five of them for dessert.
Moving on, as per my Mom-in-Law's suggestion, I packed one big cupcake and three small cupcakes for his school's lunch box tomorrow. I am very happy to see him eating my cupcakes like that - I take it as a form of appreciation!
Sorry for only showing my mini cupcakes pictures here, without the recipe. I have to do this because I used my friend's secret recipe and I guess I am not supposed to share secrets, right?