I actually baked these cupcakes on July 17, but before I could post them life and a trip to Toronto got in the way. So here I am, back on the West Coast and getting back in the game!
These chocolaty cupcakes are really the deep chocolate passion wedding cake in cupcake form. As you may recall I made one tier of that cake for my friend Brains when he turned old. Hence, I will lazily direct you to Brain's Chocolate Birthday Cake to learn how this cake is made, and present my cupcakes to you in photos. Can I use the east coast-west coast time difference as my excuse? I guess I just did.
July 17, 2010
Name of cupcakes: Seriously Chocolaty Cupcakes. Seriously.
Constituents: Rose's german chocolate cake base, soaked in milk chocolate ganache, glazed in the lacquer glaze.
Holy cow!! Is this the first time I've seen two egg yolks weigh out perfectly? Yes, it is.
Just out of the oven and ready for milk chocolate ganache:
Notice I am using those darn silicone cupcake cups again. I couldn't find my foil/paper liners! I usually have tons of those! Oh well.
Soaked in milk chocolate ganache:
I thought my milk choc ganache was too dark chocolaty, and hence not enough contrast to the cake. I should have used the chocolate mix that I did for Brains, because his MCG was delicious!! Lesson learned.
And cupcakes freshly lacquered:
I have no idea what happened to the 12th cupcake.
And here's where I run off into obsessive photography land. Sit back and enjoy the ride.