There's a first time for everything

So, after going on in my last post about how no recipe comes out right on the first try... I had a recipe come out on the VERY FIRST try!

The idea for this cupcake came about at the beginning of last week (it was World Nutella Day incidentally). I get ideas for flavors and flavor combos at weird times and often in weird places. This one happened to come to me while taking a shower! When my youngest asks for a "sandwich" it means one thing... peanut butter, marshmallow creme and Nutella. I figured if it was good on bread, it HAD to be good as a cupcake. There's lots of ways this could've been combined, but I decided on peanut butter cake, marshmallow filling and Nutella buttercream. I wasn't sure it was going to work at first, cause the peanut butter cake didn't seem quite peanut buttery enough. Once I got it finished and assembled... WOW! These things are pretty fantastic! Now, to name them... The Trifecta seemed pretty good!

These are officially on the menu!


Recipe tweaking...

I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to food, especially my cupcakes. Most of what you see in my gallery has come from many a trial and error. I think most recipes have gone through a least 2 revisions before I decided they were right. Well, that is except for the Ain't Your Granny's. Cause my Granny did the perfection for me on that, and you just shouldn't mess with perfection!

So, when I came up with the concept for the Sno White, I had a couple fails in the cake and filling department. I had something that was so-so, but I knew I could do better. I think I finally hit the mark this week. I decided I was gonna give it one more go and I couldn't be more pleased. A moist, tender white cake, filled with white chocolate ganache and topped with white chocolate, mint buttercream (one of my favorite frostings!). I know I've got a keeper when the hubs says, "This is just horrible"!