Thursday, 28 May 2009

Baby cakes

Early Sunday morning, whilst we were all still in our jim-jams, I peeked into the oven to admire the cheesecake and I have to admit, I wasn't entirely sure that it was properly set. Fearful of having no pudding (imagine, no pudding!) I thought it best to whip up  batch of cupcakes, just in case, as a sort of emergency cake you understand.

I picked up a recipe from Nigella Lawson's summer book and made these lemon cupcakes, flavoured with lemon oil and lemon zest.  I opted for both in grown-up and baby cake size (mostly because I had batter left over, but also to see how the baby cakes turned out). 

Turns out they turned out very well (good old Nigella) They graced the afternoon tea table and partnered very well with a glass of cold champagne, or hot, dark coffee for the designated drivers.

Seeing the cuteness of the baby cakes gave me an idea.  They are so adorable and so 'pop-in-your-mouth-in-one-greedy-go-and-because-they-are-small-you-have-two-and-it's-still-not-like-eating-a-whole-cake-so-in-actual-fact-is-very-slimming'  that I think I will make cupcakes in this size for the stall. Oh, and they are also good for the bambinos too.

1 comment:

  1. have you tried Nigella's caramel bread pudding made with old croissants? I haven't tried it yet, but a friend did and said it was fabulous!