Doppio at Starbucks in LAX. This shot tasted like cardboard, shame, and humiliation.
Various pics from SakuraCon 2011, part two.
FrUK picture, second from the bottom, left side. Fuck yeah. Or, perhaps, fruk yeah.
*Makes 12 cupcakes*
- 115g butter
- 220g of sugar
- 250g flour
- 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
- 80 ml of milk
- 40 ml of cava
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
prepare cupcakes tray with 12 capsules.
We beat the butter and sugar until blended and mixture is clear.
Add the egg, beating until incorporated. Sift flour with baking powder.
Add half the flour mixture and beat on the lowest speed until incorporated. Then add the milk while beating at low speed.
Add the other half of the flour and finally the cava.
divvy the mixture in capsules, not fill more than 2 / 3.
Bake 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Leave to cool in pan 5 minutes and then move cupcakes to a wire rack until completely cool.
For the filling:
- 200g raspberries
- 4 tablespoons sugar
To fill them, I made a puree of raspberries, raspberries 200g cooking with 4 tablespoons of sugar over low heat (without stirring). Then let it cool and used it to fill the cupcakes using an apple corer.
- 250 g butter at room temperature
- 300 g of icing sugar (powdered sugar or failing)
- 4 good tablespoons of champagne
- 1 teaspoon raspberry liqueur
To prepare, sift the icing sugar and put it in a bowl along with butter and champagne. We beat all ingredients on low speed first minute and then at full speed in about 5 minutes. I was half dye paste Sugarflair Claret.
I learned some things about myself, and the world today.
1.) Doesn’t matter how much it costs; gimmie Zelda.
Got “Skyward Sword” for Christmas (hells yea thanks Mom), and went to play it last night, but COULDN’T. So angry. Went to Gamestop today and asked for the freakin’ Wii Motion Plus, Super Nintendo Magic Edition, and of course it’s Boxing Day so they were completely out of the attachment. The guy sold me a new Wii controller, instead, so of course I got the Thermo-Nuclear Pink one. You’re welcome, Michelle. Also, make sure you know what the game-killing glitch is BEFORE you start playing. Seriously, Nintendo? Again?
2.) If your crab smells like someone spilled bathroom cleaner on it, don’t eat it. The amonia smell means it’s putrified in its shell.
3.) Men get hot when they see me empty trashbins.
Seriously, everytime I’m at work, emptying the trashcan, men hit on me. Why is this? The Boyfriend says this is a foolish question. It’s the only time I’m in the lobby, standing still and unable to escape their wily wiles. He says, “you are a beautiful, vivacious young woman, and everyone wants to stick it to you.” Perhaps, lover. Perhaps.
4.) Lastly, I take really awful pictures when I’ve had some wine. Case and point:
Then I drank that BlueberryTini and my pictures looked a whole lot better. Hmm.
Christmas Eve. Baked mini Christmas cakes with Betty Crocker yellow cake mix (because I’m lazy), which came out moist and wonderful. Listened to “The Hobbit” performed by a cast on tape while I made my own frosting (butter, powdered sugar, and a healthy dash of food coloring). Drank the rest of a nice bottle of red wine which went splendidly with my chocolate frosting. Made this blog post, which was of course an excuse to spam some baking pictures.
Happy freakin’ Christmas. For New Year’s Eve I’m planning on baking a nice cake with heart-shaped filling. I was thinking chocolate cake with peppermint icecream in the center, but I’m not sure I’m talented enough to swing an icecream cake. Mostly, I’d just like a cake to practice piping on with all the icing Mom gave me for Christmas. Since I’ll be drinking fruity martinis all night, perhaps a plain vanilla cake would be better…TBD
I just wanted to try reblogging something. Yay Kaiser-mony~