So, today I used my Williams Sonoma gift card and purchased a kitchen torch and a pastry bag. Goal: Cupcake perfection. We had a test cupcake at Trophy for comparison. I made the cupcakes and icing. James operated the kitchen torch as it made me a bit nervous.
Last week was Cinco de Mayo, so that meant new flavors at Trophy. Can I just say, “YUM!” The margarita cupcake was lime cake with tequlia lime buttercream. There was a sprinkling of salt and some candied lime zest on top. The Mexican chocolate was a rich chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream with a hint of cinnamon and cayenne. There was just enough cayenne to warm the back of my throat but not my tongue. I realized today as I was taking pictures of the dogs that I had the camera on “action”. Probably why I had trouble focusing on the cupcakes. They didn’t move very much!
Thursday is a happy day at Trophy. 2 flavors of the day: Carrot Cake and Strawberry Lemonade.
Strawberry lemonade is delicious. Lemony pound cake cupcake. Dense and moist. Tart strawberry icing with sugar crystals.
Carrot cake is good. Moist and flecked with carrot shreds. Nice cream cheese icing.