It was a very windy evening on Friday so it was brilliant that there were so many visitors to the Moonlight Market at Weltevreden Farm. Once again I was invited to have my cupcakes on display and for sale and I decided on different flavour combinations to delight my customers this time.
With strawberries being in season and so sweet now I was inspired to make a vanilla cupcake with a cream and strawberry swirl icing. With a fresh strawberry for decoration these cupcakes not only looked delicious but tasted delicious with their gorgeous strawberry aroma. A perfect summer cupcake.
I have a passion for anything with a hazelnut flavour whether it is chocolate, ice-cream or cake. I added the Nutella spread to my icing for these chocolate cupcakes and then decorated them with an Italian hazelnut wafer biscuit. How could these not be delectable and yes they were fighting for the last of these at the market – note to self, make more of these Nutella Cupcakes next time!
These cupcakes were also chocolate. I experimented with the Madagascan chocolate I bought at the Good Food and Wine Show. I melted half of the Arabica coffee flavoured dark chocolate into the icing which gave the icing a beautiful rich caramel colour. I added a piece of chocolate to each cupcake and these too were a hit at the market.
Staying with different flavour chocolate, these cupcakes I decorated with a piece of Orange Aero chocolate. This chocolate is imported and I bought it from the SuperSpar in Olivedale. A big thank you to the manager for going out of his way to get me some when he had sold out.
These cupcakes work really well with their name as they are chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla cream icing and have a piece of top deck chocolate for decoration. They look delightful in the black and white dotted cupcake holders.
Cappucino cupcakes are not new to my cupcake repertoire as they are a popular flavour. I have found the best way to get the coffee taste and aroma to the cupcake is to add espresso powder to the icing as it flavours it and it gives the icing a natural rich coffee colour. I added a chuckle to these for added flavour.