Meg & Martha

it's a not-so-good thing

once, twice, three times a lady

Err, make that Caramel. Triple salted caramel cupcakes that is! Although, after completing the recipe it should have been Quad Salted Caramel— but it just doesnt run off the tongue as nicely.

The recipe I borrowed is from Sprinkle Bakes and was so so so good. Scrumptious. Brown Sugar (Caramel) Cake, Caramel Center, Caramel Icing (buttercream that you put actual cooled caramel into) and these gorgeous little caramel disks that look great. My only issue is the dense cake. I like a fluffy cake and know that my Papa loves a fluffy cake. I’ll play with the recipe soon to figure out how to make this even scrumptiouser ?

All my ingredients, lined up in a kitchy way that shows off my adorable kitchen and gadgets.

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First you put the dry ingrediants together

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Then cream the good ingrediants (sugar & butter)

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Once combined, they start making this beautiful brown sugar cake.

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Three sticks of butter (and that all goes into the caramel center, caramel icing, and caramel do-dad’s on top)

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and yes— I realize my salt shaker appears to be bleeding from the breast.

Cupcakes pre-bake

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Cupcakes post-bake

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Sure— the caramel doo-dad’s definitely did not turn out like Sprinkle Bakes, but they were super cool nonetheless.

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And from a far, they all look like little works of stained glass. Delicious, salty sweet stained caramel.

 

Then I had to drive them to NJ the next morning for the party. I could put them in an enclosed  carrier, but the tops were too tall. I could take the sugar squiggles off, but the I’d ruin the icing. I could say “Fuck it” and not take them— but thats not how I roll. Thats how I decided it would be best to bring a carrier with me for the hour drive to Jersey.

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How else was I to transport these but to hire my own Cupcake Carrier— should have gotten her a little hat!

Once the got there, there were the hit of the party. So much so, that I forgot a picture! I’ve gotta say, these cupcakes went over GREAT at my Uncle’s 41st birthday. Everyone loved them and ,believe me, these are brutally honest people who will tell that that your hair looks like shit (that happened too that night, thanks Emma) and they have seen better.

All that I can say is that perusing the internet while at work for cool recipies has paid off yet again!
Maybe the corner store across the street will be interested in my baking after seeing this blog?!

Happy CupCaking,
M

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