Family Weakness

6 Sep

Cupcake cravings. My family has them all the time. Whether it’s making a stop at Sprinkles when we’re in Newport or stopping at Crumbs in LA or Magnolia in NY—we always need our cupcake fix. We’ve become cupcake connoisseurs of some sort. That’s why we decided it was time to take cupcake baking in our own hands and decided to combine the specific tastes we like in the various brands of cupcakes and create a cupcake masterpiece.

My sister and I searched online for cupcake recipes of our favorite cupcake stores and printed them out. We combined the ingredients and checked to see which ones overlapped and which ones were constant. This made it easy to spot the ingredients that made the cupcakes unique to their brands. In the end, we had a list of secret ingredients and cupcake must haves. We made sure to use all of the ingredients in the cupcake must haves and then depending on our preferences, we used the secret ingredients.

For the frosting, we wanted a Red Velvet frosting taste, and so we combined that of Sprinkles and Magnolia and created a perfectly whipped cream cheese taste. The end result was a batch of scrumptious cupcakes with a homemade twist.

Unfortunately, the homemade cupcake days did not last. The first batch was our last batch. Somehow, we were never able to re-create the scrumptious cupcakes we made the first time. Now that I think about it, it might have been because we never wrote down what we were doing and were cooking off of memory, which, sad to say, failed us.

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