Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Cupcake Wars?

Several days ago, I was craving cupcakes.  Ok, if you know me very well, then you know that I don't even particularly LIKE cupcakes, or any cakes for that matter.  However, I have been watching some episodes of Cupcake Wars on TV, so maybe that caused this unexplicable craving for cupcakes.  As I thought about making cupcakes, I decided I really wanted carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  So I looked up a recipe on and found one for Maple Carrot Cupcakes, which sounded a little like something you might see on Cupcake Wars.

They were quite simple and quick to make and since there wasn't a ton of sugar, that made me feel better.  The icing was a little strange in that it had NO sugar in it - I have never seen icing without powdered suger!  It used maple syrup as the sweetener, along with butter, cream cheese and vanilla.

Well, the cake portion got rave reviews, but the icing got mixed reviews.  I liked the icing and most of my family did, but my son HATED it!  He said it was the most disgusting icing he had ever tasted and made me take it off his cupcakes (so I left some un-iced for him).  However, it makes a nice combination, in my opinion.  However, next time I will probably make my normal cream cheese frosting and leave it at that.

Oh, I would show you a pic except that someone tilted the cupcake holder on its end and all the cupcakes are messed up now:-)  Thankfully, they still taste good!


Tess said...

oh this is making me want cupcakes! I have friend who makes her cream cheese icing with the maple syrup instead of the powdered sugar. It does take some getting used to doesn't it.
~Tess from the Review Crew stopping by on a Blog Walk

Anonymous said...

Now I'm hungry. . . :-) I'm Lisa from the Crew, catching up on blog walking.

This is a really neat blog, and you have some great posts. Looking forward to reading more!

Lisa C. from the Crew

Jenni said...

The power of suggestion! I'm not a big cupcake fan either but carrot cake and cream cheese icing - yeah, I'm craving now too. Never heard of the maple syrup variation. Might have to try it. Your planner ad is great, by the way. I bought one myself and love it! Hope to hear more from you soon!

~Jenni, TOS Crewbie