Thursday, November 3, 2011

Baking Recipe: Sneaky Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes and Frisco Here I come


As you all may already know, Foodbuzz Festival is happening this Friday November 4th, 2011 in San Francisco. I'm just getting more and more excited as I count down the hours.

Amidst from my busy schedule to clear my work, I can't bear to leave you with nothing. I have been contemplating whether to post this, since after all the recipe isn't mind. Perhaps you can treat it as a recipe review instead? I figured I better not post it up here as I might get into legal or copyright trouble and the whole lot; if  you get what I mean. However, if you like The Hummingbird Bakery, then maybe you might have their baking recipe book. The vanilla cake and vanilla butter cream is adapted from their lovely book titled "Cake Days".

Disclaimer: Photo displayed is taken from The Humming Bird website. I do not own this photo nor it's for promotional purposes.

I have to say, I might have just found myself a new vanilla cake recipe that I like. It's moist and really aromatic. The whole house smells like vanilla when it's freshly baked out of the oven. Thinking of it now is making me drool.

Sneaky Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes came upon when I received an order recently whereby my customer's kids adores any cake flavour except for chocolate cakes. To top that, they love heaps of frosting.

So I thought why not I bake them a real vanilla vanilla cupcake. Vanilla in the cake and vanilla in the butter cream. Who don't like vanilla? After all it's an epitome of a classic flavour. Simple, rich and aromatic. I could really just lick vanilla butter cream off my fingers if I had the opportunity.

Also it's my first time having to bake for boys. A thrilled indeed cause then I got to stay away from the colour pink. Plus to make it slightly extra special, I've decided to try my hands on using ready rolled fondant. To my surprise I am loving the fondant I bought from the bakery. It's not overly sweet. Which means I get to either make my frosting with regular sweetness or tone it down depending on my customer's preference. I don't have the skill to mold any figurines yet. For that I thought lets make them some sneaky smiley faces.

What do you think? Does this put a smile of your face? Keep this smile on okay? Cause I can't wait to show you San Francisco through my eyes.

Till then everyone, I will be back so don't stop buzzing me over here at my blog. Give me a holler!!

xx

28 comments:

  1. These cupcakes put a huge smile on my face! They are adorable! And you're right, vanilla is a classic flavor that often gets forgotten, but I love it! Have fun this weekend!

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  2. Have a great time, Jo! Looking forward to exciting stories when you get back. Say hi to Elisabeth for me.

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  3. These are so cute. We won't forget you. Have fun at the festival!!!

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  4. The cupcakes are adorable! Have a GREAT time in San Francisco....we'll be thinking of you!

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  5. Baker Street: Thanks for stopping by! It's nice to hear from you once more ;).

    Stephanie: Thanks Stephanie, all of you are in my mind, so definitely will try to snap as many photos I possibly can.

    Ping: Hi friend! No worries, I'll make sure to send her your greetings.. till then, when I get back, lets meet up. We really gotta get that going ;).

    Kim Bee: Aww.. thanks so much.. it's a relief. Cause I've been MIA lately. New tasks added to my role so gotta buck up at work. Should have more time in my hands soon I hope..

    Ann: I will send your greetings to everyone in Foodbuzz.

    Till then everyone, you have a great weekend and wait for me to get back.

    Hugggsss, Jo

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  6. These are so cute, I will be working with fondant shortly. I think it will be lots of fun getting creative with that stuff.
    Lucky you going to that festival and I will be looking forward to your return. Your blog will always be here and so will your foodie friends (that is if they are not in SF at the festival!)

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  7. Hi Joanna,

    Have a safe and FUN trip! Not sure if you will be blogging real time in San Fran, but I'll keep my eyes here. Whatsapp me too!

    Pei Li

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  8. Oh my goodness how cute are these cupcakes?!?! Wish I was heading to Sand Fran right now, instead I'm freezing here in NYC, have fun!!

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  9. These are super cute! Enjoy San Fran. I am completely jealous of you.

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  10. Jo-I'm sure by now, you have already left for your trip, for your extremely long flight. I will be leaving early morning on Friday to meet up with you. Now, I am super excited, and can't wait to see and join in all the fun and excitement at the Foodbuzz Festival!
    Love the adorable and cute cupcake faces!
    Hugs, till we meet!

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  11. These are beyond cute! I will be making someones day with these soon!

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  12. You always make the prettiest things! These cupcakes are just tooo cute. Have lots of fun in SF!

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  13. These cupcakes are so cute! Congrats on FoodBuzz Top 9! So happy to have found our beautiful blog :-D

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  14. Awww, these are so adorable! And great pictures, too. I love the little hearts :)
    Congratulations on the Top 9!

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  15. These cookies are so, so cute! Good job! Have fun at the festival!

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  16. love those cupcakes, and yes they put a smile on my face!

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  17. These are adorable!! Have a blast this weekend!!!

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  18. These look fabulous. You are very creative!

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  19. These are so cute :)! Vanilla is my favorite flavor however simple it may be. I love the little faces on these. Congrats on the Top 9!

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  20. These look fabulous. I love your website. It's very pretty.

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  21. Eeek, those cupcakes are adorable! I was at the Festival earlier today; hope to bump in to you tomorrow!

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  22. Hello Jo, what a great great treat..I Love how you made it! First sorry for the late comment so I want to congratulate you on top 9! and second hopw you had so much fun at the festival! Can't wait to see coverage!:))

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  23. Gives a holler. These cupcakes are just chic and gorgeous! i bet delicious too... (and aromatic, oooough...)

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  24. Very cute and I hope you're having fun.

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