White chocolate and wasabi cupcakes with salted caramel topping

Sometimes curiosity gets the better of me and I have to make something just to see what it tastes like. Some combinations sound so strange on the page that I can’t imagine the flavours together in one dish. So I get out my bowl and spoon and put it together, 100% prepared for the eventuality…

Green and Gold Olympic Cupcakes

Today is the last day of the XXX Olympiad. I know many cooks have found inspiration in the cuisine of the host nation, England, for their celebratory baking. I have taken a more patriotic approach, though ironically the base recipe comes from Nigella Lawson, one of England’s best loved cooks! These ‘Green and Gold’ cupcakes…

Chocolate Cupcake Bites (or Cake Pops in disguise!)

Birthdays are always a special occasion and this one was no exception. We celebrated on ANZAC day but I started these cakes last Saturday. They’re not very difficult, but they are time-consuming and have quite a few steps. The end result are the most spectacular little cake bites; truly indulgent and the perfect celebratory dessert…

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over My Kitchen

In March  I was meant to assist a friend cater a Kitchen Tea where the bride to be was lactose intolerant. The afternoon had an Alice in Wonderland Theme and I had been given the task to make cupcakes. Frequently a number of different cooking blogs, I had always heard glowing recommendations for the book…

Peanut Butter & Jam Cupcakes

Update: I finally got a chance to re-make these delicious cupcakes and this time I was sure to fill them with jam once they cooled. I also got to garnish them with a darling raspberry jube and they were a great success. I don’t often re-visit cupcake recipes, there are so many to try, but…