My Gran has been asking me how the cupcakes have been coming along... she was admiring my Hummingbird Bakery cookbook over Christmas! As I knew I would be catching up with her over the weekend, I thought I would have another stab at them and see if I could improve on my previous attempts!
This time we went with the Mint Chocolate Cup variety and I'm feeling pretty happy with the outcome! I made the standard Hummingbird Chocolate cupcakes, but added some peppermint extract to the mixture and then the frosting had green food colouring along with some more peppermint extract. As a finsishing touch I added a chocolate button! The mint has a great kick and really compliments the chocolate - I was impressed and so was Gran and considering her years of expert baking, I felt pretty chuffed! I still can't get the mixture to rise to the top of the cases, but there is an improvement each time I make them, so long may that contine! I think I'm going to invest it a piping set for the icing, so we'll see how that works out!