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Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Very Own "Mango-filled Cupcake with Mango Buttercream"

This time no Anna Olson, no William Sonoma, no Nigella, no Jamie, no Good Housekeeping, no cookbook.. nuh-uh. This is my 'all mine recipe'.

Have always wanted to make my own cake or cupcake from scratch but afraid to try as I did not go to any culinary school or baking classes and have no idea on the ratio of dry and wet ingredients.  Then finally, due to desperation in looking for a 'retirement' plan, I decided to don the apron and challenge myself to come up with a signature recipe where I can start my own cupcake or baking business.  Although retirement is not happening anytime soon, there's no harm in planning.  I can however turn to floristry or teach the art of floral arrangement as I'm a qualified florist.  Actually have been doing part-time florist for the past 10 years and it's a lucrative one if you have a steady demand. But due to delivery challenges, decided to put it in the back seat for a while.  Not to mention, baking has always been my passion and to venture that into business has always been creeping at the back of my mind.

So, last night took out the pen and notebook and start writing down the recipe and the ingredients and flavors that I think will make a perfect match.  I also wanted to use local fruits which I can easily get all year round (if I have demand for my bake, that is..akkakkkkaa) and I love my cupcakes to be different from the ones you can get from the bakery or cafes.  I like mine to have a little treasure in it and a unique taste to it.  Here, I used all fresh ingredients, no food coloring what so ever!

However, sorry guys, not sharing the recipe as yet, as I want to make this really special and only me can bake this... selfish, huh..muahahhahaha....If you are thinking of what you gonna do after retirement then you will not blame me for being selfish right?  Anyway, if you really want to taste this, you know what to do..wink! wink!.

This, is a success recipe!  That I can share with you!  Well, at least, my family say so..hehehe.. am waiting for my bro-in-law to taste it and to get his feedback though.  Take a peek at my creation. 
I'm glad I took the courage to try. Even if I failed, I think will try and try until I get it right.  Looks like I'm now thinking of the next flavor..hmm mmm..







16 comments:

  1. These look absolutely delicious, I bookmarked, I adore mangos!!
    Love your pictures!!

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  2. Very beautiful and delicious! Love the mango buttercream.

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  3. Great that you think ahead for your retirement plan and keep yourself motivated to be creative. You just have an artist hand and this cupcake is just divine! I have been thinking of teaching cooking class, we should be partners, hahaha!

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  4. Your cupcakes look so pretty and delicious! :) I've never made an 'all-mine' recipe....it sounds so hard :D Although that could be because I'm not creative at all :)

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  5. That buttercream looks so good! And pretty cupcakes too. Can't wait to see the recipe! :)

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  6. Well congratulations on the great creation. They look beautiful and delicious, looking forward to the recipe.

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  7. Bravo for your beautiful creation! These cupcakes look so gorgeous... you must give yourself a big pat for such a great job!

    PS. It was difficult to find an option for me to leave a comment at your previous posts but managed to do it this time. I wonder if you can improve on your comment leaving options :D

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  8. These cupcakes look gorgeous. The texture is beautiful! Well done!

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  9. Wow, delicious creative cupcakes! Love mangoes, I can only imagine how tasty this would be :)

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  10. Wow, looks so good! Are you making these again? Call us!

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  11. Wow, it's the first time I see mango buttercream, it looks delicious!

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  12. Well tried and delicious filling.

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  13. I think it looks delicious, especially the flat domes! Look forward to checking out your recipe! :)

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  14. looks very nice! i shld start thinking of some back up plans too :)

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