My Cupckaes Didn’t Rise, But I Did

Hello, hello!

Phew, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? 😅 Life has just been so hectic with the 4th of July and then some personal things going on. 

I have to admit, I got a little discouraged the other day while making some cupcakes so this post is going to be dedicated to that. 

I actually received my first order, woohoo!! 🎉 It started out as 50 cupcakes of my choice; the only stipulation was that it needed to match the Tiffany Blue theme – easy, right? Wrong! Have you ever searched “how to make Tiffany Blue frosting”? Don’t waste your time because I’m going to show you, but if you’re like me whenn you Googled i,t you quickly learned there are a million and one ways to make that exact color. Naturally, I tried a few and they were either too green, or too blue. Ready to give up, I stumbled upon, AmeriColor. With one drop of AmeriColor #128 Turquoise you can turn your boring, white frosting into the perfect Tiffany Blue!

So, now that I figured out how to make the perfect color, I was going to bang out 50 vanilla cupcakes with my Tiffany Blue buttercream frosting… except the theme was changed from Tiffany Blue to Hawaiian.  Of course, knowing that I couldn’t just make vanilla cupcakes, so I decided to spice it up and make some pina colada cupcakes. Let me just say, I’m SO GLAD that I made a test batch because I would have been up the creek without a paddle. I found a recipe that I liked and it didn’t turn out well at all 😩 they turned out as a muffin verses a cupcake. I had an issue getting the cupcake itself to rise, and when it finally did it wasn’t cooked all the way through. It was just a complete and utter disaster. 

Instead of giving up, I went back into the kitchen with a new recipe and cranked out a new batch of the cupcakes. My family thought that they were delicious (thank goodness)! With that being said, I officially have the perfect cupcake and buttercream for the order. Sorry to leave you with a cliff hanger, but you’ll have to wait for the next post to see the final cupcake and the recipe that I used. Don’t worry, I won’t make you wait as long. 😉 

The moral of the story is always make a test batch if you plan on giving it to someone and it’s ok if your batch doesn’t turn out right the first time. Baking is all about experimenting so don’t get discouraged!