Monday, June 13, 2011

Project Wedding Cake II



Oh, you wanted to know what flavor cupcakes we made??   I wanted to build some suspense ;)   We opted for a Ginger Mango version (drizzled with sweetened mango puree) as well as an Almond Raspberry (topped with a fresh raspberry).


Ginger Mango Cupcakes
Ginger Chiffon Cupcakes - Sky High, p.133
Mango Mousse - Sky High, p. 76
Almond Cream Cheese Frosting - Sky High, p. 159


Eat me!


The ginger chiffon cake was so light and delicious, especially since we punched up the amount of fresh ginger (used 1.5X).  Beware that this cake rises nicely when baking and then deflate as it cools--disappointing, but no less delicious.  Mango mousse really needs no description, but with a bit of rum, it added something special to the cupcakes.  Trader Joe's made this incredibly easy with their packs of frozen mango puree (which also happen make excellent popsicles or smoothie additions).  We topped these cupcakes off with everyone's favorite, the almond cream cheese frosting.  Downright addicting!




Almond Raspberry Cupcakes
Almond Cupcakes - Baked, p. 76
Raspberry Cream - Sky High, p. 81
White Chocolate Buttercream - Sky High, p. 83

A bit more like a traditional cupcake, the almond cupcake was rich and buttery with a nice crumb.  The raspberry cream was amazing, a bit of tart from the berries and hints of rosewater.  Made with Callebaut, the white chocolate buttercream was silky and rich, definitely worth a little extra effort! 

Couldn't be more inviting!


This adventure was certainly a success.  There was a report that someone ate seven.  The bartender said she had never seen wedding cake go so fast.  A few people made sure to grab a cupcake to-go.  Best cake someone ever had?!  Hearing all of this was the highest of praise, and humbled us both.  We ended the evening as happy bakers and smiled as our heads hit the pillow for a much needed rest!

Which cupcake would you have gone for??  One of each?   I'm not going to lie, the ginger mango cupcake kinda stole my heart.  Luckily I am not a one cupcake kinda gal ;)

14 comments:

Megan said...

Both cupcake flavors sound incredible! I'm on a little bit of a mango kick right now, so that one sounds particularly intriguing to me. Great job!!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

These both sound and look beautiful!

Joanne said...

How could one choose between these? I'm a glutton so I'd want one of each. Amazing!

Elizabeth said...

Ginger mango??! That one looks so good!

xoMeghan said...

As the recipient of these AMAZING cakes I must say a HUGE thank you to both Shannon and Rebecca. What an amazing gift to Leo and I!!!! The cakes were definitely the talk of the party. And your kindness in taking on this task so enthusiastically meant so much to both of us.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love both of the flavors of these cupcakes! Yum!

Jen said...

I definitely would have gone for one of each. They look awesome! Nice work :)

kitchenbelle said...

Oh my goodness, what an accomplishment! Ginger Mango cupcakes sound wonderful.

We Are Not Martha said...

I'm SO impressed!! And I think I need to get that book! Just last night someone asked me my favorite foods and when I said ginger, mangoes, and cupcakes I realized there was something there... And, um, you proved me right!!! I would definitely choose that flavor (they look beautiful, too). What an awesome opportunity.. you need to start a business :)

Sues

Daisy said...

one of each for sure! what inventive cupcakes!

Kerstin said...

The ginger mango stole my heart too - SOOO good! :) You guys are superstars for pulling this off!

Bridget said...

It must of felt so great to hear all the good things everyone said about the cupcakes! I would have dominated the raspberry ones!!

ML said...

I think I had 1.5 each. As much I usually prefer almond favors, I thought the mango cupcake was unbeatable! Awesome combination of flavors.

I also enjoyed the 15 cupcake holes I ate before the party! You and Rebecca rock!

Cara said...

These are both such great options! Like you, I never expect to have just one, but it's the ginger mango combination I hear calling my name :)

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