Last week, I signed up to bring a dozen cupcakes to a Relief Society activity. I'd never baked cupcakes by myself before. (Yes, I do realize that I'm 45 years-old and haven't had this experience yet. No snickering.) I found several recipes online for orange cream cupcakes, and decided to go for the one I already had all the ingredients for. (Check out the cooking blog for the recipe and more pictures.) So, not only was I flying solo on my cupcakes for the first time, I was also doing the "fully from scratch" methodology. Well, the cupcakes turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. The only problem was that I wanted to fill them with frosting, and that turned out a bit hit-n-miss. Some had filling, some did not. Oh, well, live and learn, I say.
Here's one of the successful fillings, courtesy of the the sweetie who picked it up and started eating it.
She said it was really good.