Week 9: Making Things Taste Good
This week's cupcakes were purely to try and finally perfectly "wow" Morgan with my cupcakes. Morgan loves peaches, so when I found this Peaches & Cream Cupcake recipe I thought it was worth a shot.
I am finding that most of my cupcakes start with the same vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream recipes. So, for this cupcake I went with a vanilla sour cream cupcake batter and I added a significant amount of the best peach jam that I could find...and by best I mean the jam that had the most peach 'chunks' in it.
With the buttercream frosting I stayed with what I've got. So many people like the vanilla buttercream I have done before that I didn't want to mess to much with a good thing. So, I toned down the vanilla flavor just a tad and added the same peach jam to the buttercream as I did to the batter. the frosting turned out really pretty with all of the peach chunks in it. But to take it one step farther, I added a slice of peach to the top of the cupcake. I think it makes it look really happy!
These turned out really good, although not 'life changing' as I had hoped. I would make them again, but there are they are not my standing favorite. I think I set my hopes to high this time. :)
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5