Thursday, April 10, 2008

How Many Cupcake Bakers Does It Take....

Exciting times are ahead for Look Cupcake. Our new business site has been built and will launch annnnnny minute now (oh please, Interet Gods, smile upon us) at This blog will now publish at You'll find a link to this blog on the business site.

Our graphic artist (Hi David! Like how you belong to Look Cupcake now?) is putting the finishing touches on the OFFICIAL Look Cupcake logo. Let the branding begin!

The recipe testing and tinkering is always in full swing. A couple nights ago I decided to try a new chocolate cake recipe to serve as the base cake for La Nina de Chocolate Diablo cupcake.
The cake turned out VERY heavy, fudge-like and moist. To give it that Mexican Chocolate kick, I add a spice blend that includes cinnamon & cayenne pepper. Not enough to make it hot - just enough to really make the chocolate pop in your mouth.

I topped this cake with edible silk. No - really. A Kahlua Swiss Meringue Buttercream that was described by someone who tasted it as, "edible velvet - I wish I were the size of my pinkie and could just lay down on it." Finished with an extra dusting of Diablo powder (powdered sugar,cinnamon & cayenne), it was seriously the shiznit.

The finished product:


JillyJill said...

Mmmmm...that looks SO yummy!!! And not only are your cupcakes the are YOU!!!