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Make hot coffee as you would for drinking. Either ...

2012-06-04T16:40:22.010-07:00

Make hot coffee as you would for drinking.
Either instant with hot water; or filtered or drip, espresso/Americano...whatever works for you!



i would just like to ask on ow you made the hot co...

2012-06-04T06:00:01.544-07:00

i would just like to ask on ow you made the hot coffee?
Thank you



Amelie, If the buttercream is too soft, put your f...

2011-01-22T14:35:50.550-08:00

Amelie,
If the buttercream is too soft, put your filled piping bag in the refrigerator for a while until it hardens up a bit...maybe 10 min



Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was really goo...

2011-01-20T05:12:02.166-08:00

Thanks for sharing this recipe. It was really good. I tried this on my second attempt at baking and it impressed my family. The bittersweet chocolate flavor is just right as well as the moist texture. Made me feel like i'm a pro at baking. :)However, i was having problems with the ganache buttercream, it melts even before i was able to pipe it. I guess i'm doing something wrong. But thanks again. Your site is great. i even added it to my favorites. :)



Doris, Ganache is simply melted dark chocolate and...

2010-12-05T21:11:31.744-08:00

Doris,
Ganache is simply melted dark chocolate and whipping cream. It is of a thick consistency. I had leftover ganache from another recipe that I used. There are plenty of simple ganache recipes if you google it.



They look great!! I would love to try the recipe b...

2010-12-02T07:42:39.458-08:00

They look great!! I would love to try the recipe but i'm from Austria and i regrettably don't know a few ingredients like f.e. ganache.
I tried to google it but from the descriptions only i can't imagine how this looks like when you buy it in a shop. Is it a fluid?

Best wishes
Doris



Just found (and LOVE)your blog and recipes. I am ...

2010-11-02T16:55:08.584-07:00

Just found (and LOVE)your blog and recipes. I am going to attempt the butterflies tonight, in fact.

One tip that somewhat at a local bakery taught me about cupcakes, buttercream and hot weather: if you want to use butter in your buttercream (or cream cheese or ganache) always beat in a tiny bit of water (1/4 or 1/2 tsp) in the buttercream to help create a bit of an exterior crust and to maintain the piping edges. It changes the exterior consistency and texture of the frosting once it has set up, but the interior stays creamy and smooth. It's magic! Now I always do that to help "set" the frosting; especially when I am transporting the cupcakes.

I don't know that I would use that trick with a cake, as such. I tend to fuss more with cakes, and you'd end up pulling off the crust at every knife turn. But, it sure has me a lot more confident that after piping and transporting lots of cupcakes, they will look AND taste wonderful at the end of the ride!



thank you very much for your answer,it helps me a ...

2010-09-17T13:16:16.452-07:00

thank you very much for your answer,it helps me a lot!!!! i m gonna try the shortening and freeze the buttercream as well,i ll see which is the best (unfortunately,no air con' here!!!)
anyway,thks a lot and i follow your blog whith great pleasure!!
iaorana from french polynesia(tahiti)



meriam, the most stable buttercream actually doesn...

2010-09-17T09:07:14.566-07:00

meriam,
the most stable buttercream actually doesn't use butter at all. You could use a solid white vegetable shortening (like Crisco. It is simply shortening and confectioner's sugar. If you look up the Wilton site, you will get a pretty good recipe. It pipes buttercream roses and will never melt in hot weather. Other than that, if you have air conditioning, I suppose the Martha Stewart Swiss Meringue Buttercream might hold up...but I wouldn't use it if you don't have air conditioning. If you freeze it, it might work, but you have to make sure that the timing is exact otherwise the kiddies will be eating frozen cupcakes! I wouldn't use this particular ganache buttercream. It wouldn't last 10 minutes in heat and humidity.

1st choice: shortening-based buttercream
2nd choice: real butter and confectioner's sugar (maybe frozen after frosting?)
3rd choice: Swiss Meringue Buttercream



hi, your cupcakes are really really cute and sound...

2010-09-16T13:34:50.568-07:00

hi,
your cupcakes are really really cute and sound so yummy!!
i 'm planning to make a lot of them for my daughter's scholl(she loves when i bring some cakes at school!!)
my question is about the buttercream ganache!
as far as i live in a hot and humid place,do you think it' s gonna stay firm till i deliver the cupcakes at shool ?(i have a 20mn drive to go there!)
do you have any recommendations about frosting on cupcakes (buttercream ,creamcheese or ganache) that can stand hot and humid weather? i mean how can i keep them firm,do i have to freeze them whith the frosting few hours before delivering them or wathever???
thank you to share your experience



Joe, yes, lower case "t" is teaspoon and...

2010-09-11T11:46:39.604-07:00

Joe,
yes, lower case "t" is teaspoon and "T" is tablespoon.



Hi! These cupcakes look amazing and I'd like t...

2010-09-11T11:09:21.496-07:00

Hi! These cupcakes look amazing and I'd like to make these for a family function tomorrow.

Quick clarification needed:

Is 't' = teaspoon?



Svarna, I had prepared the ganache using this reci...

2009-06-28T14:21:25.757-07:00

Svarna,
I had prepared the ganache using this recipe from my blog:
ganache recipe
I used 1/2 cup of this ganache and added it to the buttercream recipe on this post, as stated.




2009-06-28T14:14:46.995-07:00

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Hi Thanks for sharing your recipes. Just wonderin...

2009-06-27T18:25:14.182-07:00

Hi

Thanks for sharing your recipes. Just wondering, where you call for half a cup of ganache - is that ganache with one part cream and two parts plain chocolate, or one part cream and one part plain chocolate? Would be interested to know, would love to try this!

Also, in summary is it one part buttercream and one part ganache? or some other ratio?

Thanks so much!



anon,I hope all works well...good luck with the ex...

2008-07-31T08:07:00.000-07:00

anon,
I hope all works well...good luck with the experiment! A truffle in the middle sounds fantastic. I've done it myself and it's always a wondeful surprise to find MORE chocolate! Yah, lard. I've heard of using lard too in some recipes, but I prefer butter 'cause it's so much tastier! I'd do a swap.



thank You for the recipe! i plan on making them f...

2008-07-29T10:58:00.000-07:00

thank You for the recipe! i plan on making them for my Beloved this evening and i will start early so i can experiment. my plans are:

- use brown sugar for that dark chocolate experience
- sea salt since i don't have himalayan pink
- yeast instead of soda/powder
- olive oil = vegetable oil?
- hazelnut coffee

i'd like to find a way to put a truffle in the middle. mmmm!

i'll let You know how they comes out!

as for the frosting, well, looks like ganache *is* frosting, so i'll have to make a frosting to make the frosting from? hmmm... lol maybe buttercream w/cocoa powder?

ps: my mom's recipe for chocolate cake calls for "lard". can that be true? actual lard?



Hi Felicia,I always like to use the Wilton 1M tip ...

2007-10-28T20:26:00.000-07:00

Hi Felicia,
I always like to use the Wilton 1M tip for frosting cupcakes. It makes huge swirls.



Wow! Your cupcakes look really yummy and choclicio...

2007-10-28T03:56:00.000-07:00

Wow! Your cupcakes look really yummy and choclicious, heehee, love your frosting too! Its so silky and pretty What's the number of the piping tip u use?



Patricia,Thanks for the kind comment! I polished o...

2007-10-25T21:16:00.000-07:00

Patricia,
Thanks for the kind comment! I polished off 3 today (as dessert after every major meal!) They're so good!



They look wonderful and I wish I could have some!

2007-10-25T11:06:00.000-07:00

They look wonderful and I wish I could have some!