Sunday, February 18, 2007

Spring Cupcakes

MAKES 72 MINI CUPCAKES OR 50 STANDARD CUPCAKES


I am calling this night baking project as Spring Cupcakes project. I decorated the cupcakes with pastel colored icing. I tried two Vanilla Cupcakes recipes from two very famous bakeries in New York City for this project. They are Magnolia Bakery and Billy's Bakery. I have never been to these bakeries but always wanted to go. Maybe one day I get to.

The first recipe I tried was the Magnolia Vanilla Cupcakes. I have tried this recipe before by following those on Chokylit's site. This time I went out to buy the Self Raising Flour. The results were the same delicious moist and semi dense vanilla cupcakes. Not so sweet and works well with butter icing. I scooped the batter 2/3 full into my Size 2 (My Mini) and Size 8(My Standard Size) cupcake papers; and I got consistent results of equal amount of cupcakes for each size.

The second recipe I tried was from Billy Reece of Billy's Bakery. I searched the website for his recipe and found first, on Recipezaar and then later a video of him making these cupcakes on Martha Stewart Show. It was wonderful to watch the show. I posted my experience making Billy's cupcake in the previous blog but will post his recipe again in this one. I scooped the batter 2/3 full into my Size 2 (My Mini) and Size 8(My Standard Size) cupcake papers; and I consistent results of equal amount of cupcakes for each size. But , in total makes slightly less cupcakes than Magnolias.

Photos: Magnolia's (Left) vs. Billy's (Right) Vanilla Cupcakes


My Pick: It's hard to pick as the ingredients are almost similar, only different was the method of making the cupcakes. On first try, there is only slight, very slight difference in taste. After tasting the cupcakes; hot from the oven and cooled to room temperature; I pick Billy's Vanilla Vannila for the taste and the texture. Here are the recipes and some photos.


Magnolia Vanilla Cupcakes
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1 1/4 cup flour
2 cups sugar
4 eggs at room temperature
1 cup milk at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk

Line cup cakes/muffin tin with cupcake papers. Preheat the oven to 175 C/350 F. Cream the butter for a couple of minutes alone first, just to make sure it's adequately soft. Add the sugar in three additions, beating well after each addition. Add the eggs, one by one, again beating well after each one has been added.

Mix the two types of flour together. Then add the flour in four additions, alternating with the milk and vanilla extract in three additions. Divide the batter between the 12 waiting muffins cups, then bake for 20-25 minutes.

Leave to cool completely, before frosting.

Magnolia's Vanilla Buttercream Icing
1 cup butter at room temperature
6-8 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk

Sift confectioners sugar. Beat butter till soft. Mix in 4 cups of confectioners sugar, vanilla and milk till mixture is smooth. Add in sugar till you get the consistency that you want.

Photos of Magnolia Vanilla Cupcakes





Billy's Vanilla Cupcakes
1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325°. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about two-thirds full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining batter. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Billy's Vanilla Buttercream Icing
1 cup butter at room temperature
6-8 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.


Photos of Billy's Vanilla Cupcakes






More Photos: Magnolia's vs. Billy's







40 comments:

ElroyTLanphear said...

線上成人成人短片成人圖片情色視訊ut18xut視訊美女18成人a片面費看av視訊聊天室ut爽翻天情趣用品本土av成人動畫成人圖片色情遊戲080聊天室成人圖片區

健康保寶 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

疲累 said...

大奶妹貼圖區0204性影片觀賞露點自拍淫婦女生如何自慰色情站成人笑話av激情網愛視訊美女淫蕩av成人色情電話辣妹視訊聊天性關係情色vcd自慰圖淫美成人論壇台灣色情論壇成人聊天室自拍裸女貼圖視訊成人免費a片影片av成人網成人色情色情台灣辣妹小穴太太陰毛色情訊息裸女自拍色情影片a片論壇性愛技巧美女脫胸罩情色天堂av寫真色情視訊聊天做愛視訊成人影片床上戲情色聊天網火辣情色台灣女優性愛秘笈台灣av女優手淫自慰影片

eeg said...

Learning makes a good man better and ill man worse...................................................

士銘士銘 said...

最敏捷的,未必贏得競賽:最強大的,未必贏得戰爭:時間與機會才是主人 ..................................................

淑純淑純 said...

thanks................................................

JesseniaT_Orndorff1021 said...

It's great!!..........................................

惠IdellA_Fecteau1231蘋 said...

All good things come to an end. ........................................

琦竹 said...

thx rfor you sharing~~learn it by heart ........................................

詩婷 said...

Great minds think alike...................................................

冠慧 said...

失意人前,勿談得意事;得意人前,勿談失意事。..................................................

M212aeganT_Moe1 said...

當身處逆境時,要能忍一時之氣,吃一時之苦,並及早確立自己的目標,總有一天,你會嘗到那甘美的果實。.............................................

Tro0223y_Millan said...

名模主播情人視訊 hi5 tv免費影片sex貼片網 ut 免費聊天室 電話交友網 視訊做愛 一對多視訊aio辣妹視訊 蜜雪兒免費小說 6元視訊聊天室 g8mm 視訊 辣妺視訊 av av女優 成人用品維納斯 微風成人skymuseum 080情人網,成人論壇 a性感用品維納斯 大眾論壇 視訊聊天室997 免費影片下載85cc 080視訊聊天室vino la論壇 show-live視訊情色 網 試看嘟嘟本土自拍網 avhigh 2008視訊聊天室 一夜情聊天室 柔情聊天室 正妹牆-視訊聊天網 桃園兼職援交辣妹視訊 洪爺後官電影院 成人光碟 援交影片情色視訊交友 080聊天網桃園天堂 show-life 影音視訊聊天室 et免費影片下載網路援交 臺灣情色網線上免費a長片 情人視訊網,月光論壇 bt電影下載3gp影片下載色妹妹貼影片 56 com影片下載內衣模特兒寫真 3P 論壇 av女優卡通aa片下載天堂 080中部人聊天室 aa 片俱樂部,免費av 性感影片 okav成人影院jp avdvd免費AV女優 av女優sex貼片 成人交友aqualyng 美女視訊聊天 彩虹頻道免費影片aa 男人幫色論壇 520sex成人情色網站

730A_ngelinaRabideau0 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today...................................................

嘉剛 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德..................................................

王周宏儒 said...

若有人問你成功時會不會記得他 試問若你失敗時他會不會記得你 ............................................................

坤郁 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。.................................................................

溫淑芬 said...

來問個安,誰不支持這個部落格,我咬他. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

哲維維 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough.................................................................

婉亞陳 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。.................................................................

柏辰柏辰 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

王名仁 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

Poverty tries friends.............................................................

嘉剛青卉 said...

No garden without its weeds.............................................................

said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤............................................................

曹依潔曹依潔 said...

開懷幸福的生活,是每個人的夢想~~希望大家都能夠實現!...............................................................

美岑美岑 said...

廢話不多,祝你順心~^^............................................................

彥安 said...

你不能改變容貌~~但你可以展現笑容............................................................

信豪信豪 said...

Practice what you preach.............................................................

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

生命所經歷的折磨愈多,其所產生的奮鬥力愈大。............................................................

毛彥宇毛彥宇 said...

Thanks a lot for sharing (o>▽<)............................................................

家唐銘 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果..................................................

建邱勳 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................

建邱勳 said...

憂能傷身,保重哦!............................................................

易強青易強青易強青 said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical.............................................................

信陳定 said...

很耐斯的部落格,留言支持你繼續加油............................................................

阿袁袁袁袁華 said...

時間就是靈魂的生命。................. ................................................

1615 said...

心平氣和~祝你也快樂~~..................................................

洪勳劉耀德劉耀德華 said...

及時行樂-快樂不需要理由............................................................

盛春成 said...

人生就像一顆核桃,必須敲破它,才會顯出他的內容。..................................................... ............