It about one and a half year move to the "new house", there is an oven at home, but too "high tech" till i don't know how to use it. In fact no one "bother" want to use it, till lately, out of the blue, younger sister in law got the passion want to do baking. Now almost everyday we got cake, cup cakes to eat at home. hahahhahahahhaha
I got myself some Wilton silicon bear and silly feet cups from Sie Choo during my trip to Hong Kong. I told myself one day i must try to do the "simple" cupcakes on this silicon cups.
Tada!!! Last night, i bake my FIRST cupcakes on my own, instead of using the traditional way, i use cake pre-mix. :) Easier to understand and easier to do also. After dinner, i start my "project", a bit blur on how to use the "mixer" to blend everything together. hahahhahah, so silly right. My boys were excited too, looking at me, and ask me, "mummy, you "make" cake? I want to eat" Two of them, busy in out in out the kitchen, or maybe they are worried their mummy really cannot bake!! On the other hand, i was busy reading the instruction and also monitor the "mixer" and at the same time also have to entertain my two boys. Finally, all done, i slowly spoon the mixer into the silicon cups and i remember my colleagues told me don't put "full" it will over flow (they are good in baking, so i get some tips from them too).
This is the mixer in the cups before transfter them to the oven.
While waiting for the cupcakes, i do the frosting too! I got the recipe on how to do the frosting from my sweet colleagues, it sound easy, that's why i'm trying it. I want to do lemon cupcakes, but i'm scare i fail it, so i start with butter cupcakes first and with lemon frosting. :) Doing frosting not that difficult i think, just add icing sugar, egg white and some lemon juice. I let the mixer do the mixing, while i'm checking on my cupcakes and do some cleaning. It blend quite some time, but it still watery, did not become "foam". I got a bit fed up, but i still let the mixer run.
My cupcakes done, here is the result..................................................................
so ugly and most cups are over-flow and become odd shape!! My sons saw the cupcakes and tell me "mummy, i want ELEPHANT cake!!" The mixer overflow and become like an elephant trunk!! That's why my sons said elephant cake. :( Very sad with the outcome, and i check the frosting, it still not become foam, i thought of throw it away, but i still not give up, i still let it blender. Taste some of the "cake" that drop on the tray, it taste ok, not so hard, although, the top part of the cupcakes like burn, maybe i didn't get the oven correct. My sons and their cousins are excited want to try the cupcakes, i told them let me do the "cream" first, while waiting for the cupcakes cool down. Not long after, i took a look at the frosting, i can see some "foam" i got excited!!! I let it blended again, using high speed, less than 5 mins, i took out and overturn the bowl. TADA!!! I'm success!! The "foam" didn't fall out from the bowl (this is the way to check, i forgot i read from where) I quickly put the frosting in the freezer let it chill, so i can apply it on the cupcakes.
Finally this is the result...the not so nice cupcakes cover with frosting and with minimal deco! hahahahhahahahhahahahhahah
I will try again, hope i can do it better next time, after getting the experience this time.