I know - I'm really crazy. But I have decided that I want to have cupcakes at my wedding instead of a traditional wedding cake. And my amazing bridesmaids have offered to help me make them. So I decided we needed to do some testing of recipes and decide what kind of cupcakes we want to have.
I'm still recovering from sugar overdose. My good friend Becki agreed to help me out with testing some cupcake recipes yesterday. We had a lot of fun shopping for ingredients, making 6 different kinds of cupcakes and 3 different kinds of icing, drinking girly drinks, and watching Gilmore Girls. Here is the picture overview of our afternoon:
this was the first 4 batches (pre-icing)
After baking all 6 batches, we decided to take a break with a fun "Orange Paradise" drink, then we had to clean up the kitchen a little - we had already made a huge mess!
Icing the many cupcakes
We had Josh, Becki's husband, taste test them for us
He approved. He especially liked the Oreo one, the Cookie Dough one, and the Red Velvet.
Then Becki and I tried them all
We made 43 total cupcakes (1/2 and 1/4 batches depending on the ingredients needed). The 6 kinds of cupcakes we tried were:
Perfect White Cupcakes
All of them were recipes I found online that start from a box mix (I figure we need to keep it somewhat easy when we're making dozens and dozens of them) and they really were all good. I think I decided though that the top 3 that I want to make for the wedding are the Red Velvet, Pink Champagne, and Mini Oreo Surprise.