I’ve been dreaming on these cupcakes for so long…
First, I introduce you to salmiakki. It’s this traditional finnish salty (or sweet) candy, that you (or we) either hate or love. And I love it. It’s not liquorish, it’s basically liquorish with ammonium chloride (and you do turn grey if you eat too much of these!).
Anyway, I ordered online salmiakki syrup and added it to the frosting (I think I could eat the syrup just as it is, it tastes so good!) and some Turkish pepper salmiakki crush in the dough. The recipe is the basic recipe.
I also ordered some ready to roll icing (from Renshaw), though it was easier to handle than marshmallow fondant, it doesn’t taste nearly as good, so I guess I’ll be still doing my own fondant… Though for quick decorations it was good, in addition to easy to mold, it dried really fast.
I’ve started to bake for work every friday (I do collect few coins from people so that it’s not totally free for them, I use the money then to buy ingredients for more baking) and on the first no-more-free baking, I tried a lemon-white chocolate baking chocolate that I saw in the grocery store. For the frosting I spiced the basic frosting with lemon juice and added some marsmallow fondant decorations.
The chocolate was good! Yum! Oh, and as usual, I used the basic cupcake recipe for these, just added 100g of lemon white chocolate to the dough.
My relatives from Germany came for a visit and I wanted to bake something fresh and traditional taste for them. I had some rhubarbs in the freezer. Previously I did these from fresh rhubarbs and I wasn’t sure how they’d work when frozen. Nothing to worry about, they were really good!
I wanted to do some decoration so I added the red marshmallow fondant pieces I did few months back. The tasted strawberry so they were perfect for these!
(And my son wanted to show the cupcake for the camera.)