Saturday, May 12, 2012

Baking Recipe: Blondie Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Lately, life has been a whole lot of madness. There are some days I will be down low, and some days I will be filled with positive energy. Not sure why is that happening to me lately, so blogging is my way of screaming and speaking my mind off [without pissing anybody..that is]. To recollect my energy, reflect on my actions and my thoughts. I do constantly read through the comments and it always put a smile on my face. Suddenly my bad day isn't looking so bad after all.

Having started this blog has given me a huge sense of accomplishment and allowed me to meet so many of you wonderful foodie people. I realised I found a lot of peace through my baking and taking pretty [so I think] photos and sharing them with you here. Recently, my dear friend Elisabeth from Food and Thrift Finds mentioned that "Jo! it seems lately..there has been a change in your photos. Not the regular sweet-pink shots." Never realised, all this while I have created a signature for myself. I am sure I still live up to my signature of Chic & Gorgeous right? I am still the same girl who loves anything PINK. Add a little black and it immediately boom! a hint of elegance..don't you think? ;)
For this Mother's Day, instead of making my mom a card like I used to as a kid, it has been taken up a notch and in style. Of course, I missed those moments where I have crayon colours all over my fingers.. but this time it has been substituted with licking the remains of the fluffy Blueberry frosting..and I have to say it's simple delish! Who wouldn't want to trade in crayons for something edible right? However, if I ever had the chance to turn back the clock, I wouldn't do it any different.
For recipe: Click on image to enlarge

This weekend's sweet will be a simple classy treat, where an ultra moist butter cupcake is frosted with fluffy creamy blueberry frosting. Perfect fit for a classy lady like my mother, who never fails to nag me every single day on becoming a proper young lady.. LOL.

Now, back to baking business. If you ever have any left over blueberries, you might like to consider making this blueberry frosting. It's perfect to go with chocolate cake, or sandwiched in between 2 butter cookies. In this case, I felt that a butter cake is a perfect combination and fit. The flavours of vanilla and blueberry not over powering one another; instead it gives that kick and extra oomph.
So to all the mothers out there, or new mothers to be, don't be fooled by your daughter when she says she never talking to you again. Cause you all know that we will definitely still love you to bits. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

xx







63 comments:

  1. Perfect for a mothers day!

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    1. Thanks Shri! Will pop over to your blog to buzz you.. Have a good week ahead. Cheers~

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  2. Hi Jo-I see that you're branching out in "leaps and bounds"...but still have your signature pink, i.e your beautiful pink cake stand that you purchased in San Francisco...we sure did have a fun time there!
    Your cupcakes are amazing, and I'm totally in love with your luscious blueberry fluffy frosting, and the yummy little piece of chocolate the I would grab first!
    Thanks for the sweet shout-out my sweet friend.
    Love your elegant photos and the different color backgrounds...very dramatic effect:DDD
    Big hugs to you!

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    1. Hi Elisabeth! San Fran is indeed great times and I hope that we will get to meet one another again. I am missing all the good times we all had. Would definitely do it again in a heart beat. Huggss

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  3. Nothing like blue frosting to banish the blues. Sorry you've been up and down, I think it's the non-stop pounding pace of life that is so hard on all of us sometimes. You've put a smile on my face as always. I think a little black never hurts with pink. Hey if you've got a style, then I say "Work it."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    -Gina-

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    1. BIG HUUGGGGSSSS Gina!! I'm glad my cuppies put a smile on your face too. Yeah.. you are right.. the constant fast pace can really take a toll on us. If that happens, I tend to reflect the good times I had with you, and the rest of the ladies at Tyler's restaurant. Boy..we sure know how to eat ;). Great times and I can't wait to be back!! xoxo

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  4. Your presentation is superb and I love the idea of blueberry frosting - I think I am in love with this entire post :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Thanks Choc Chip Uru! Hope you will transition to be in love with my blog. Kekekek.. yes I am yearning for the attention. LOL.. cheers, Jo

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  5. In looking at your pictures, I really like the black background-it makes your treats just pop off the page.
    Ha-moms will always be moms and you will always be their little girl. For example, I had to send a congrats card to my niece for upcoming graduation and was quizzed by her to make sure I got everything right. My gosh-it was like I was 10 again!
    Anyhow your cupcakes do look lovely. The classic butter cake with a touch of blueberry is a great choice. The do look amazing and I like the Ritter Sports chocolates on there-yum!

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    1. Great observation Tina! You saw the ritter sports choco.. one of my favourite chocs. Bought these limited edition ones at Singapore Airport, while heading home. Hope my niece wouldn't quiz me next time.. or she might get the "talk to the hand" notion. LOL.. huggs

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  6. Jo! These are so pretty!! I think I could probably eat the frosting with a spoon right out of the bowl and be happy!

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  7. Gorgeous post :) and really, everyone loves an edible gift. ESPECIALLY if its these little babies :D

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    1. Glad you like them, I really tried to bake them as tiny I could. Bite sizes treat for everyone ;)

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  8. These look delicious...and they do have that hint of elegance!!! :-) I bet your mum loved them, they look so pretty! I agree with you about blogging and baking too...it's very theraputic...and my blog is very pink, so I'm with you there!! :-)

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    1. Aww Laura! I don't think she took a bite into it yet. She does not know what she's in for yet. LOL.. Do stay in touch..xoxo

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  9. These cupcakes look so so pretty with blueberry frosting!

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    1. Thanks Angie.. will buzz you over at your lovely blog , xoxo

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  10. Your blondie cupcakes look so perfect! Stunning presentation, which left me drooling! In fact, I was about to enter my laptop screen for a bite of this!! :)
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Purabi! It's been awhile now.. Am glad you stopped over for some sweet fix. Take care and hope all is well for you in Hong Kong.. cheers, Jo

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  11. Jo, I love your pictures. I've also realised it's not the usual hint of bubbly! But your food looks gorgeously delicious! and me likey the new style! Life have been madness for me too! Anyway, these cuppies look wonderful! I'm bad at cupcakes!

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    1. oOO Jes, does this mean I have got a dark side? Kekeke..am happy to hear that you all noticed me.. HAHAHA.. not that I mind the slight attention. Don't let the cuppies scare you. Give it a try.. they are such cutie pies and easy to make too. Huggss

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  12. Oh my, I’m in love with your photos!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping over Love2Dine! I sure like your blog name.. am coming over to your now.. cheers!!

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  13. Beautiful cupcakes for a lovely Mother's day.

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    1. Glad you like them Sonia. Happy Momsie Day to you too.. and I think your kids are really lucky to have you as their mom. With all the baked and cooked goodies? Yumm..

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    1. Thanks Erin! Will buzz you over at your blog. Cheers~

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  15. What a nice treat for your mom! I want a big spoonful of that blueberry icing :)

    PS...I always love your photos!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jo! How are you? It's been a while too, but once in a while I think of you wondering how you are doing! Assume you have been busy with work. Me, same... got busier with the kids' schedule even more. :-) You always make most delicious cupcakes and sweets! Love the blueberry frosting and chic photographs!!

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    1. Hi Nami! I do secretly read your blog all the time ;). Work has been really busy, that's why it's been slow in my blog and I think affecting a lot of my traffic. I think of you all the time and the chats. It was sure FUN!! LOL.. it's nice to know you have your hands full.. but at the end you still whip up amazing stuff in your blog. Chat soon.. who knows you might get another surprise call? LOL.. Huggss

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  17. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Had to return the favour and so glad I did. You have such a pretty blog with amazing sweet eats, and gorgeous photos. I'm your newest follower too! So nice to meet you Joanna.

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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    1. I am so glad that you popped over, and that your return of favour; hopefully was worth it ;). Thanks for following me back. Appreciate the support. Stay in touch, cheers~

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  18. Your photos are just as gorgeous as ever!

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  19. I bet your mother loved these cupcakes! I know I would =)

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    1. Thanks for coming over Peggy, am hopping over to yours right now. Cheers, J

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  20. So let me just say it - when is the book coming out Jo? Because you rule when it comes to cupcakes and such. This is marvelous is every way starting at the recipe and finishing with the pics.

    hugs to you Jo!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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    1. Hmmmm.. a book? I wish Devaki.. lol.. I don't think I am quite there yet.. but if it was going to be a book, I would love nothing more; other that it would be the best gift for me to be collaborating with my dear foodie friends on that. LOL, hugs, Jo

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  21. these are so beautiful! love that blueberry frosting!

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  22. Hi Jo!!

    I hope you are doing good and by the looks of all that I’ve been missing things haven’t been bad for you at all! It’s been too long since I last visit your blog. You’ve been making all kinds of jummie stuff I really need to look into.
    I wish I could bake like you girl! You totally rock! Hope to catch you online more often. I haven’t been blogging for way to long and it’s a bit weird starting again. But once I’ve found my mojo I’ll get it going. See you around!

    PS: love the blueberry frosting!

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    1. Hi Lily! Welcome back.. it's been a long time we last spoke to one another. Am glad all is well with you.. Aww.. you are too kind my dear. Sorry if took me so long to publish the comment. I have been busy trying to figure out my job path. Chat soon!! xoxo, Jo

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  23. What a great recipe, these look super delicious! :)

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  24. They are stunning! I love the shade of blueberry frosting! :D

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  25. Hi Jo, Thanks for visiting my blog! Good to see you're still baking and writing, doing what you love ;) The blueberry cupcakes are looking good! Love that shade of blue! So classy!

    Pei Li

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    1. Thanks Pei Li! Will call you real soon k.. Huggsss

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  26. gorgeous photos as usual! for a moment I thought it was black sesame frosting because the flecks of grey/black remind me of black sesame, but either way it's defnitely yummy looking! I'm sure your mum enjoyed this, as she probably did your card; that's what mums are for, to love everything about their daughters (:

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    1. LOL.. you sure put a smile on my face Shu Han! I am dying to work with black sesame. It will be real soon ;). Have a good week ahead!! xoxo

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  27. can't believe i've never had blueberry frosting before!

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    1. Thanks for stopping over.. will be buzzing you over at your blog. I hope you do give it a try.. it's delish.. if I say so myself!! Cheers, Jo

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  28. Love the color of the blueberry frosting and how the shadows hits the cupcakes! I bet mom was happily indulging these for Mother's Day. Have a great week Jo!

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    1. Hi Bonni dear!! Thanks for stopping over.. we have so much to catch up on. missing you lots.. have a wonderful week and months ahead!! xoxo

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  29. What a gorgeous post! And there's nothing better than an edible gift in my opinion. It always means so much more than something store bought.

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    1. I couldn't agree more on this!! Thanks for stopping over Jennifer!!! xoxo

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  30. What a gorgeous gift....
    Absolutely lovely cupcakes... And lovely post..
    I love that subtle color of the frosting...

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    1. Thanks for popping over Reem!! Have a good week ahead.. xoxo

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  31. Those photos look fantastic! Yes! It's chic and gorgeous! I'm glad run into your site while looking for blueberry recipes. I'm planning to make your blueberry muffin with cream cheese filling today.

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  32. I'm going to feature the yummy image above in my foodporn roundup list. Hope you don't mind. I'll link back here of course.

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  33. Hey, they look great!
    The 'frosting' as you called it is actually a Swiss meringue buttercream. I'm pretty sure it comes straight from heaven!
    A little bit of constructive feedback would be to make sure that your photo's are all in focus.

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