Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday, December 29th: Martha Stewart's Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

Well, the second attempt at Oreo cupcakes was much more successful than the first. For the recipe I chose a safe option, Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes from Martha Stewart. My cupcakes didn't turn out as neat as her pictures but they were tasty so I've deemed them a success. 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas From CCW

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope your holidays are filled with love, laughter and sweets!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Next Week's Cupcakes: No New Poll

Hey guys! So, because this weeks cupcakes were such a failure, I am going to attempt them again next Wednesday tweaking and changing things, in hopes that they will be delicious. Because of this, there will not be a new poll for a next week's cupcake flavour this week.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Flop: Wednesday, December 22nd: Tres Leches (Three Milk) Cupcakes in a Oreo Crust

What a disaster! I tried to get ambitious with this weeks cupcakes and they turned out terrible. I started by making an Oreo crust and lining the muffin tins with it. I then poured the cupcake batter into the Oreo crust and baked the cupcakes. This worked, or so I thought. I continued following the directions for the tres leches cupcakes, which translates to three milk cupcakes. The recipe required a milk glaze poured into the cupcakes, and this is where the cupcake turned into a disaster. The glaze soaked right through the cupcake to the crust making the crust soggy. Eventually it soaked up a bit, but after tasting the cupcake it was clear that the Oreo crust that I thought was somewhat successful was much too thick, and the cupcake really had no hope of succeeding. I should have predicted that the milk glaze would not work well with an Oreo crust, but I guess that's part of the trial and error experience. Lesson learned.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wednesday's Winner: Milk and Oreo Cupcakes!

So looks like the big guy is going have some Milk and Oreo Cupcakes sitting out for him on Friday night. Check back tomorrow to see how they turned out! Thanks again for voting guys! New poll will be up on Thursday.

Oreo: 17
Chocolate Chip: 14

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Poll!

So Santa will be coming next week and instead of the typical milk and cookies, we are going to leave him milk and cookie cupcakes! The poll this week is between the type of cookie you leave out for Santa: Chocolate Chip or Oreo?

Voting will close Tuesday at 5:00 pm.

Thanks to Natalie for your suggestion in the Christmas Flavours section. Only one week left after this of Christmas flavours so if there is something you'd like to see suggest it now!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday December 15th: Pistachio Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

This Wednesday's cupcake was Pistachio. I couldn't wait to bake some really pretty green cupcakes. I decided upon doing a recipe which called for pistachio pudding mix and chocolate chips on top of chopped pistachios. The only alternation I would make to the recipe is I would cut down on the chocolate chips. I found they could almost over power the pistachio flavour. I did a raspberry buttercream frosting with it and topped them with chopped pistachios and a raspberry. I loved the colours.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wednesday's Winner: Pistachio Cupcakes!

And the winner is.... Pistachio! Can't wait to show you what I make, pistachio has so many options for interesting pairings. Check back tomorrow to see the results. Thanks for the votes! Another Christmas flavours poll will be up on Thursday, we need to get some cupcakes ready for Santa! 

Pistachio: 18
Almond: 13

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Poll!

Continuing on our Christmas theme, we are going to be exploring some of the nutty flavours that the holiday season brings. This week you can vote between Pistachio cupcakes or Almond cupcakes. Let the voting begin!

Poll closes on Tuesday at 5:00pm.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday, December 8th: Eggnog Cupcakes with Eggnog and Rum Frosting

This Wednesday's cupcake was eggnog. I made 24 mini cupcakes and then some regular sized cupcakes with the remaining batter. The cupcake itself was very moist; almost too moist. Although the cupcake had been baked all the way through, there was still a very mushy consistency to these cupcakes that was a little unappealing. The taste however was great! I had the same problem with the eggnog frosting, it did not want to thicken up. This made the frosting fairly difficult to work with. Overall these were not my favourite cupcakes to make, or taste. However, it was extremely surprising the amount of people who were not eggnog fans and really enjoyed them.

Mini Cupcake

Wednesday's Winner: Eggnog Cupcakes!


I really thought at the beginning of the week that Apple Cider would be this Wednesday's victor, and while it started off strong, Eggnog fans didn't give up. So Eggnog cupcakes it is! I can't wait to see how they turn out, hope you will check back tomorrow to see for yourself! Thanks for voting this week... New Christmas Flavour Poll will be up on Thursday!

Eggnog: 18
Apple Cider: 13

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bring Yummy Cupcakes to Your Holiday Party; Order Them Now!

Want to bring some holiday inspired cupcakes to your next December gathering? Order some from Cupcake-Wednesday now! You can choose from the many flavours featured on the site. Now's your time to try the flavour you voted for but didn't get to try. You will be a hit at your next holiday party!

Check out the order page here to learn more!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Poll!

What drinks do you look forward to in the winter? A nice warm glass of apple cider? Or maybe a smooth glass of spiced eggnog? This weeks poll is between these two classic winter drinks. Which do you want to see as a cupcake? Apple Cider or Eggnog? Vote away!

Thanks Anonymous for your flavour suggestion below in Christmas Flavours!

Poll ends Tuesday at 5:00PM

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday December 1st: Candy Cane Cupcakes with White Chocolate Peppermint Frosting and Candy Cane Pieces

Well, it's December 1st and the pressure is now on to fit in all your shopping, get-togethers, baking and prepping for the holidays. The best way to remove yourself from the stresses of the season are to enjoy some of the holidays best offerings... and these candy cane cupcakes do the job. The cupcake turned out quite different from my previous experiments. The candy cane topping made a more chewy topping with the rich white chocolate peppermint frosting and a more subtle peppermint cupcake. I think you will enjoy these.