February 28, 2013

CNY fondant cupcakes...新年小蛋糕




I saw this auspicious cupcakes just before Chinese New Year in Ann's blog. Then later I saw a whole Chinese New Year fondant cake in Sonia's blog. 

I like fondant very much. It gives the cake a very clean, neat and pretty look. Don't you feel the same way too? :p

Have some left over fondant after making a set of birthday cake for a friend's 80 years old father. It is a 8" sponge cake with non dairy whipped cream frosting and a 12 pieces of cupcakes with fondant decorations. I will share this soon.

Back to my Chinese New Year cupcakes. I make chocolate cupcakes this time. I love the aroma of this chocolate powder very much. I would like to thanks Crystal from 厨房找快乐 for sending this wonderful chocolate powder and some lovely gifts to me
(谢谢你水晶妹妹





This chocolate cupcakes are very nice to eat with a coffee or tea.
I love the blend of chocolate powder with the orange zest, it is so flavourful..:D





  I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover


Chocolate cupcakes
recipe source:  i can't remember where i got this recipe but if you know please let me know

Ingredients:
125g butter.. soften (must be at room temperature)
125g golden castor sugar (i use 80g brown sugar)
110g self raising flour (sift together with cocoa powder)
2 1/2 tsp cocoa powder (i use chocolate powder)
2 eggs, lightly beaten (i use grade A)
1 tsp orange zest
50g chocolate chips (i omit this)

To do:
1) Preheat oven at 180c.
2) Cream butter and brown sugar till creamy and pale. Add in orange zest.
3) Add in egg, one at a time.
4) Turn mixer to low speed and dd in flour and chocolate powder and combine well.
5) Spoon into prepared paper cups about 70% full.
6) Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
7) Let the cupcakes cool before applying fondant. 
(will share the fondant application later)

Hope you will enjoy this as much as i DO..(^^*




Please join Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY (myself) in 'Little Thumbs Up' event in March.Theme : TOMATO
Now this event starts on every first Tuesday of the month till month end. I believe some of you may have seen this event stated starts one every first Tuesday of the month for 2 weeks..right?? But due to a lot of bloggers friends support and also we could have more fun together we decided to make it a month event. Come join us and have fun together:D

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16 comments:

  1. So sweet and BEAUTIFUL these cupcakes. To those who is having this simply adore just by looking at it.

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  2. Hi Mui! The fondant toppings look so cute and beautiful! You are so creative!

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  3. mui mui! So cute lah your fondant cupcakes! You are so patient and creative. Whoever so lucky to receive your cupcakes must be very happy :)

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  4. 真的好美哦!谁吃了一定很幸福 :)

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  5. 好可爱,尤其那个满地給。。有小cili影子

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  6. 好可爱的翻糖蛋糕,尤其那满地红,有小cili影子

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  7. Doreen , you're very CREATIVE and ARTISTIC ! These fondant cupcakes look professionally-made and I bet the taste is fantastic as well :) Will grab some now , okay ? lol

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  8. 真的是太漂亮了,看了都舍不得吃呢!

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  9. Oh My! These cupcakes are so perfectly done! Well done Doreen! I've never work with fondant before but would love to try one day; Have to pack up all my courage to do it! LOL BTW I've made something tomato for Little Thumbs Up event & will be posting soon. Happy hosting, Doreen! ;)

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  10. Wah, Mui Mui, I don't know what to say coz they are so cute, haha! I would like to preserve & frame them, can ah, hahaha! No wonder you were so busy on CNY!

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  11. Your CNY fondant cupcakes look absolutely fabulous! Love them!

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  12. Next Pai Tin Kong, I also like to prepare cupcakes like you, look cute and beautiful !

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  13. you can start selling them next cny! this is truly very beautiful! glad to know that the little thumbs up has extended to a month :)

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