We celebrated four birthdays this weekend, my son and daughter and my two nephews. ( They all fall in the month of August, and one of my nephews is here visiting from Australia. ) This year instead of making a cake I decided to do cupcakes and arrange them as a bouquet in a basket.
The pink ones are the all occasion downey yellow butter cake with white chocolate mousseline buttercream.
The chocolate ones are the deep chocolate passion cake with chocolate neoclassic buttercream.
The white ones are carrot cake with dreamy creamy white chocolate cream cheese icing.
Everyone loved them. For all the cupcakes I just used the recipe used for the cakes and just divided them into muffin tins and adjusted the baking times, which made for a lot of cupcakes. But everyone wanted to take extra ones home with them, so I only have about 6 left. ( I think I had a total of about 72 cupcakes ) Obviously I couldn’t fit all of them in the basket, so all the extras were left in the fridge. When I ran out of room temperature ones, they didn’t care that the other ones were cold and that the buttercream was hard. They mowed them down too. Rose’s recipes are that good.