I’ve always enjoyed baking, and thanks to the Butterfly Project I was given a chance to bake with other bloggers at 19 Culinary Studio. You might have heard of ‘At 19 Culinary Studio’ and its actually because the last time I talked about the culinary studio was when I was new with the butterfly project 2 years back. How time flies. And since im back again, im now a senior butterfly blogger welcoming the new butterflies into the community. HI BABY BUTTERFLIES!
|An "At 19 Culinary Studio" tradition of giving a sheet of the recipe|
|ITS CREAM CHEESE FROSTING GAIS? W(@^&#*@#$JK *Drools*|
So with my return At 19 Culinary Studio with the Butterfly Project, this time we’re baking Red Velvet Cupcakes! I’ve always wanted to bake Red Velvet cupcakes, and trust me, I tried goggling for the ingredients and it wasn’t that easy to pick a recipe as all the recipe’s varies. And what better way than to bake Red Velvet Cupcakes with supervisions by the professional’s, without failed attempts?
|Suraya, explaining to the bloggers on the ingredients|
Good things are always better when shared, so here’s what we did that day! Each of us were grouped into a table of 5 and each of us were given a recipe sheet while the ingredients were all nicely prepared on the table, ready to be used. I noticed that this has to be an ‘At 19 Culinary Studio’ practice, and Im absolutely loving how convenient that everything has been prepared for us!
RECIPE FOR RED VELVET CUPCAKES!
Now for the fun part! You might be wondering what you’ll need in order to make Red Velvet Cupcakes? Here’s the ingredient list of what you’ll need to make 18 cupcakes:
Caster Sugar – 330g
Large Eggs – 3
Butter – 115g
Vanilla essence – 1tsp
All Purpose flour – 320g
Cider Vinegar – 1 tbs
Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Milk – 185g
Salt – 1 tsp
Red Food Colouring – 2 tbsp
Cocoa Powder – 32g
|Lining the paper cases|
|Just look at all that COCOA being sifted.|
Once you have everything you need, you can now let the baking begin! (1) First of all, you need to preheat the oven to 175 celcius and line the 18 cupcake tins with paper cases. (2) Next in a medium bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, food colouring and a quarter of boiling water, then set them aside to cool.
|Cream Butter and shortening in the mixer|
(3) With a mixer, add in the cream butter and shortening on high speed until smooth. Add sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
|Stir some milk, vanilla, flour and salt|
Next, (4) stir some milk and vanilla into your cocoa mixture. (5) In another bowl, sift together flour and salt. With the mixer on low, add flour mixture alternating with cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. It would be great if you had an assistance to help you out on this.
|Leave to bake for about 20 minutes|
In a small bowl, (6) mix together vinegar and baking soda until baking soda dissolves. Its normal that the mixture will fizz, so don’t panic when that happens. Add the mixture to the batter and mix it well. (7) Once your mixture is evenly mixed, spoon batter into cupcake cases until ¾ full. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before proceeding to the next stage.
RECIPE FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Whats a cupcake without frostings right? While waiting for the cupcakes to cool, why not make some frosting for your cupcakes? It wouldn’t take you more that 10 minute, and I will assure you that these frostings would compliment your red velvet cupcakes really well! Listed below would be the ingredients that you would need to make cream cheese frosting:
Cream Cheese – 75g
Butter – 75g
Icing sugar – 50g
Vanilla essence – ½ tsp
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
|Butter, because it looks so vintage|
|This was actually pretty fun to do|
And once you have everything you need, you are ready to prepare your frostings. (1) First, get a paddle and beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. (2) Next,add sifted icing sugar gradually, followed by the vanilla essence and lemon juice. Beat until well incorporated, and youre done! (3) Just to make sure that your frosting are kept in good shape, cover with damp cloth until ready to use. The recipe given above is good enough to frost 10 cupcakes.
|Time to play with marzipan!|
|The outcome by the butterflies|
The experience ‘At 19 Culinary Studio’ was extremely fun and its even better when you have new butterflies members coming over. The activity was a great way to break the ice as the baking operations required teamwork. So if you’re looking for a fun activity to get closer with anyone in mind, why not consider heading over to ‘At 19 Culinary Studio’ while you build relationships while learning how to prepare something new? I’d call it a win-win situation.
|Mandatory group shot!|
|Meet my sister from another mother, Dash|
OH, and not to forget to share some of my experiences, I met a new butterfly member, Dashindra, and I’ve been getting comments from the other bloggers that she looks almost like me. I cant deny the fact that her smile does remind me of mine, and wait till you see her personality! (Its like we almost instantly click!). Teehee. She’s actually a really sweet happy go lucky person, and I do look forward to meeting her in person more often.
|And here are my final creations!|
Well, I hope you enjoyed reading my baking experience with the butterfly project X ‘At 19 Culinary Studio’. Also, if you would want to plan a birthday party, or a reunion that out of the usual’s, why not do something like we did and I can assure you that you’ll be creating more meaningful memories together. For more information on ‘At 19 Culinary Studio’ head on over to their FB page at www.facebook.com/at19culinarystudio. Do leave me a comment below if you managed to try out the recipe yourself, as I would love to know your thoughts on it. xx