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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

little did i know that you were romeo..




so, i am in 'guides event preparation' panic mode..we are running a market stall to raise some funds this week, and will be selling sweets, so i spent my thursday evening in the kitchen after an epic supply trip to the supermarket..with some of the leftover marshmallows, i decided to have a go at a recipe i saw on a recent blog post, hummingbird marshmallow cupcakes..
i have to say the cake mix recipe was very simple, and suggested using a mixer, which would have made it quicker still, but even so it was only a couple of minutes of mixing, although i had to whip thm out of the oven a little sooner than the recipe suggested or they would have been fairly brown! (i think this has more to do with the fact i had been baking other things previously that evening, and the oven may have been a little too hot)..the vanilla frosting went together in a matter of minutes also, whilst i was waiting for the marshmallows to melt, in a bowl over a saucepan of water..this took absolutely ages, i'm not sure if i'd done something wrong, and when it was finally melted, it was fairly tricky to get the mix into the cutout sections of the cake, without it sticking to everything; spoon, knife, bowl, fingers, anything but the cake! however, in the end, i managed to perfect the scoop and scrape method, and got marshmallow into all of the cakes..they looked a little messy when done, so i ended up adding the frosting on the top as i was worried they would otherwise be a little dry due to a few too many minutes in the oven..i was a little concerned this may  make them a little too sickly sweet but they came to work with me on friday and seemed to go down very well with everyone! i think i ate enough melty marshmallow to put myself off marshmallow for a while, so can't say i've tried one, but am told the cake is a lovely fluffy consistency..it's a recipe i would probably try again, with the addition of little mini mallows in the frosting i think they would look rather fairy-princess-cute!

9 comments:

  1. I've heard mixed things about the Hummingbird Bakery book - aren't some of the quantities and timings really out? Dunno if that contributed to your problems. They look good though!

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  2. Ah spooky, I just posted a Hummingbird recipe today too! Not tried these ones yet but I can imagine the marshmallow sticking to everything!

    I don't like how the book suggests you do everything in the mixer, it doesn't seem like baking then to me.

    Hope you manage to raise loads of money :)

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  3. They look and sound yummy. Hope the fundraising goes well. Happy Thinking Day! x

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  4. That recipe sounds right up my daughter's street!

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  5. I really, really need to try making these!

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  6. Ooh these look awesome! I came to work earlier and discovered leftover scones, highlight of my day haha. Now feeling like I want to bake something! :)

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  7. These look so yummy, I'd love to try some. And good luck on your guides trip. I remember you telling me about it in one of your letters. I hope you have a good time! And sorry for lack of commenting xxx

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  8. ooooh these looks yummy! Nice ine :)
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  9. Um, anything with marshmallows is a winner in my books! I would be a vegetarian, but can't because of marshmallows, and this isn't even a joke haha! :P

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