Pastel Kitchen Utilities From RICE

I am sharing my latest baking find – pastel-colored kitchen utilities from RICE on Best Friends for Frosting. Check out the exclusive post I made to this wonderful dessert trends hunting website and see what kind of cute and colorful equipment makes me happy and thrilled in the baking world at the moment. Here’s a little teaser to get you excited and smiling too. Have a rice day!

Pastel Kitchen Utilities from RICEImages by JoyHey for Best Friends for Frosting

Cream Cheese Cupcakes

I shared a sneek peak photo of our sweet Sundae Cupcakes from Valentine’s Day on Facebook and promised to share the recipe on the blog too in case someone gets interested in making these cute mouth-watering treats… and I must warn you, these are some pretty fantastic cupcakes! So, here you go – a heavenly recipe to a set of 12 pastel cupcakes that are filled with moist cream cheese and topped off with dreamy cream. Voilá, all served with love!

Cream Cheese CupcakesIngredients:

  • 200 gr butter
  • 2 dl sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 1/2 dl flour
  • 2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanillin sugar
  • 1 3/4 dl milk

For the filling:

  • 1 package cream cheese
  • sugar
  • vanilla sugar

For the frosting and topping:

  • 2,5 dl whipping cream
  • sprinkles
  • cherries

Cream Cheese CupcakesHow to make cream cheese cupcakes:

Make the basic dough. Froth sugar and butter. Add eggs. Add flour, baking powder and vanillin sugar similarly with milk. Now the base is done and leave it aside for a while. Next, you’ll make the filling for the cupcakes in a separate bowl where you put cream cheese and add sugar and vanilla sugar according to what you feel appropriate.

When both are done, use a spoon to put the dough and filling into baking cups. Put approximately one tea spoon per cupcake so that you first add dough, then filling, then dough etc. In the end, when you are finished, you can still add a bit of left-over cream cheese and use a spoon to mix it a bit with the layers underneath. Bake in 225ºC for about 15-20 minutes. In the meanwhile, you can make the topping for the cupcakes by mixing cream cheese, sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Only when the cupcakes have cooled down entirely, you can add the topping so that it does not melt. Finally, add fun (even colorful) sprinkles and plump cherries to give a finalized look to your cupcakes. You can even add whimsical straws as a decoration. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese CupcakesImages by JoyHey

Charming Cupcakes

I just came across a cute little shop – Niia’s Cupcakes – that sells adorable vegan cupcakes with glittery sparkle and creamy swirls. The cupcakes are made with love and manufactured by hand in local Finnish bakery by combining flour, margarine, palm sugar, soy milk and powedered sugar. Certainly, these soft, creamy and dreamy pastel cupcakes that come in their bright metallic baking cups brought a bit of joy and delight to my day.

Charming CupakesCharming CupcakesThe cupcakes, as usual, come in various sizes and flavors, such as strawberry carrot, blueberry and chocolate. When I saw them in the glass cabinet, I knew immediately that I had to get some. I ended up taking four mini cupcakes so that I could taste them all without still having a sugar overdose. And actually, ever since I have had Kara’s fleur de sel and raspberry dazzle cupcakes (two of my absolute favorites in the whole wide world… honestly!), I have been looking for similar type of cupcakes – perfectly balanced and jaw-dropping juicy – but never did I dare to think that I would came across these heavenly delicious cupcakes that match up to the standard. Besides being freaking adorable, these cupcakes were super moist and tasty… without even having filling inside. That’s something, right?

Charming CupcakesCharming CupcakesMy personal favorite from Niia’s was definitely the carrot flavored cupcake but also the chocolate one seemed to please my tastebuds. Mmmh! And now that I have eating up all of them, I can just sit back and admire their beauty by looking at these photographs I took just before savoring them. I can almost taste their amazingly soft and tender flavor just by looking at the images. Are there any other dessert dreamers out there? What are your favorite cupcake flavors or shops?

Charming CupcakesCharming CupcakesCharming CupcakesImages by JoyHey

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