I would like to re-introduce you to my KitchenAid, Flo. She’s crafty and thoughtful and full of sass, in the best possible way.
I originally wanted my first attempts with Flo to revolve around bread. But bread is scary. And also a mite bit complicated, and then Kamel needed treats for a work thing so cupcakes it became! From scratch! Not from a box! Who am I and why am I doing this?
So, the flour was purchased, the sugar, the baking soda and powder too. The butter milk, the eggs, and the frosting (on discount!) were all bought. And the recipe (from Smitten Kitchen) was printed. I was ready.
First, I mixed all of the dry ingredients and ignored the new electric smell coming from Flo. Flo was a little out of shape, but she perked right up in no time.
And I spent a lot of time double checking the recipe as I went because ohmygod if I fucked this up and didn’t realize it until it was all said and done ahhh! I didn’t want to waste the time.
I blended butter and sugar – possibly the second best smell in the entire world. Second only to baked goods baking.
I did forget to have the butter at room temp, so it took a little extra mixing time and some poking with my spatula to get it all blended.
Buttermilk smells. But it makes things taste delicious.
Adding my previously mixed dry stuffs to the butter, sugar, buttermilk happenings was maybe the most stressful part. Here it is! The moment of truth! Will it all look normal? Or will it be too thick? Have I messed something up?
So far a success. And yes, raw batter – possibly the best part of being an adult.
Don’t get the all white cupcake holders – go for the tri color because really, life is too short.
This part made me sweat. For reals, sweat. Putting enough, but not TOO much batter into the little cupcake papers is really effing hard. Whether your mix comes from a box or from scratch, this fact never changes (At least for me). Maybe it’s because I’m using a soup spoon? Is there a kitchen tool for this activity?
My silly little oven that doesn’t have a window so waiting was really torture.
In the mean time… you know… there were other things that needed to be “handled.”
Baking… and frosting… kind of rules.
And look how pretty they turned out!!!! I mean, really… golden little pillows! What more could I ask for? Flo is blowing my mind.
And really, a cupcake wouldn’t be a cupcake without sprinkles. Again… life = too short for anything less.
And then of course the final product… also needs testing.
It’s just so freaking good.
Cupcakes with Flo? Success!