This week I’m having cupcake withdrawals. If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen that I recently fractured my wrist while out running. My arm is in plaster and I haven’t been able to do much. I’m not sure what I am missing more – baking cupcakes or eating them.
I couldn’t let a Sunday go by without posting a yummy recipe so if you look at my previous post you will see that I have a recipe for my Banana and Peanut Butter Loaf. As yummy as it is, it’s not a cupcake. So instead, I have been trawling the web, admiring other bloggers’ gorgeous creations. I haven’t actually made any of these (yet) but I thought I would share with you some of what has inspired me and made me happy this week.
I saw these Blackberry Coconut Cupcakes on Baking a Moment’s Facebook page during the week and shared the post on my page because I loved the concept of the flavour combination and thought that they looked beautiful. I was so excited to later see a comment from Baking a Moment on my shared post. You have no idea how excited I was to see a response from a real food blogger! So thanks Allie, you made my day. Please go have a look at this and the other amazing recipes and photography on her site.
Minimalist Baker has many amazing recipes on their site including these One Bowl Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes. These cupcakes look delicious and I can’t believe that gorgeous frosting is Vegan! But I have another reason for including this cupcake. Minimalist Baker has the most amazing suite of blogger resources to guide you through every step of setting up a new blog. My Sunday Bakes would not look as it does without the guidance of Dana and John from Minimalist Baker. In fact, I would probably still be struggling to set my site up. So I say a massive thank you to Minimalist Baker and encourage you to go check out both their recipes and blogger resources.
I love visiting Sprinkle Bakes. Heather has such a pretty site. Her food styling is incredible, I love looking through her mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous photos. These Bubble Gum Frosting Cupcakes with Gelatin Bubbles look so sweet and delicate. Sprinkle Bakes starts off by saying how easy these gelatin bubbles are to make. I confess to not being convinced. But while I haven’t yet made these, as I read the well explained instruction I thought they don’t actually sound that hard. But you will need to allow time for the bubbles to set. Take a look and give them a try.
I am baker has some great instructional videos and photos on how to decorate cupcakes, including this one for Tall Fluffy Buttercream Flowers. Looking at the photo these flowers look quite complex but Amanda makes it look so easy in the video. I can’t wait to try out this piping technique once I have use of both of my hands again.
So there you have it. A taste of what has inspired me and kept me sane this week while I have not been able to bake. Do you have any suggestions for some simple “one-handed” recipes?
Neither the recipes or photos in this post are my own.