Blueberry frosting why can't I make you perfect?!
I love the idea of blueberry frosting, it is my favorite fruit, but man this is not an easy buttercream. Granted, buttercreams are notoriously tricky, but this one takes the cake. Lesson here.... looked up and studied why frostings curdle and or seperate like this one had the nerve to do.... don't ever microwave butter to get it to "room temperature" it apparently doesn't work that way. Damn you baking and your lack of easy shortcuts. Also, I guess theres a reason recipes are in order. Ya can't add powdered sugar after liquids on certain frostings. Note to any home bakers....start off with to much powdered sugar when working with fruit puree. You can always add more teaspoons at a time to make it less sweet or thin it, but its hard to fix it to make it thicker or more sweet.
Seperated un pipeable frosting and all aside....this cupcake is definitley one I will continue to make and fix. I want it ( or some version of it ) on my menu.
About the cupcake : It is a white cake with marscapone filling and blueberry buttercream.
Marscapone filling......OMG i could eat you for breakfast!!! I want to hug the person that invented this.
Vanilla Cake & Chocolate Buttercream.....WHAT HAPPENED?!
40 dollars and 4 heavy bags carried 6 blocks later.... I was READY to get on 2 new recipes. I had a newly purchased bottle of Pure Vanilla from Williams -Sonoma and the Magnolia Bakerys 5 star rated recipe for chocolate buttercream and was ready for some magnolia bakery style goodness. Yeah- that didn't happen. First lesson learned from my baking mission, if a recipe seems like the ratio of flour to every other ingrediant is wayyy to high, it probably is. And your cake will probably be more like....say....flavorless white rocks of flour that need large amounts of liquid to get it down. Yes, it was that bad. Lesson = Learned.
Oh, the second frosting to be thrown away so far....
I was really excited about blueberry frosting. It was going ok until I decided, it was to sweet and put a teaspoon of lemon juice in it, thinking, it would be good to have blueberry-lemon frosting on my lemon filled cupcakes. Not sure if thats why or not, but it infact curdled in my mixer....yuck.
Learning that frosting recipes are very easy to make up yourself, or to adjust someone elses to make it your own, I am going to try out next week a blueberry cream cheese frosting. This time on a white chocolate cake with marscapone filling. White chocolate blueberry cheesecake cupcakes? Why yes please.
** Update--- lemon OR lime juice (fresh or from a bottle) WILL make your frosting curdle. Woulda been nice to know that before I threw it in the frosting!!! It looked soooo pretty!
Blueberry Cobbler Cupcake!
|Filling the cupcake...|
|Done! Yum time!|