I tried a little something different this week in terms of my photos, I decided to take photos of every step of the way to create the whole experience!
I guess there was two firsts for me this week… I tried partaking in mise en place! Mise en place is basically just getting everything you need out and set up before you start your baking/cooking. One of my biggest downfalls when cooking/baking is that I don’t take out my ingredients until I need them and that causes a lot of issues! I often come across very limited amounts of an ingredient that I need lots of or just none at all so I have to put a halt on my baking to go get the needed ingredient. Mise en place is a super simple way to avoid this mistake, and even helped me realize that I needed eggs so I was able to get them before I started this time! Definitely something that I am going to bring forward with me!
When making my batter, I whisked the dry ingredients together and slowly started adding my wet ingredients with my stand mixer. I noticed that when I started scooping my batter into my liners, it was super runny. So I added more flour to semi-thicken the batter. I made the mistake of adding just that little bit too much flour and they turned out to be fairly dense, but still edible.
I then went on to make homemade buttercream icing (my all-time favourite icing!), and iced those cupcakes up!
This recipe made 48 or so cupcakes so I was able to send some to work with my dad for his staff to enjoy since we definitely couldn’t eat all of them! As my uncle works with my dad, I received this text from him when we tried them! He ended up having 3 throughout the day, so I guess I did something right!