Sunday, May 18, 2008

I should have known better...

than to try a different kind of frosting on a cupcake. I love the Swiss Meringue Buttercream and the plain buttercream that I usually use, but... I was led astray.... and regretted it.

I tried out a new recipe for cupcakes and frosting. It looked super yummy, and I figured since there is no diet cherry chocolate Dr. Pepper (oh, how I miss just regular Dr. Pepper) here in Germany, so why not try Cherry Coke? Well... I was sceptical at first, because the batter was VERY runny, but they came out beautifully. Nice and light and moist.

On to the frosting. It seemed easy enough: just throw everything into a bowl, beat until proper consistency (over a bain marie). No Sweat. Except... apparently marachino syrup here contains less food coloring than in the US and my frosting was NOT pink like I had envisioned. So I simply added some food color. But, that didn't solve my problem: it tasted painfully sweet like powdered sugar. JUST powdered sugar. No marachino flavor at all. So I added some cherry juice... still no flavor other than powdered sugar. So I gave in and added some vanilla flavoring. I was so disappointed.

Anyway, I went ahead and decorated the cupcakes. The frosting was easy enough to pipe and they look pretty enough. But flavor wise... ehhh!


I am already working on the recipe for the Rhubarb Cinnamon Cupcakes, but probably won't get baked until Tuesday.

Have a good one.

1 comment:

Nat said...

do I hear tuesday????? LOL