A few weeks back it was Pink Friday and for charity we decided to make cupcakes for a cake sale. We made a batch of Red Velvet cupcakes and a batch of Green Tea cupcakes, both recipes from the Hummingbird bakery cooked book that we bought.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
I have previously tried making red velvet cupcakes but the recipe was not as good as the one from Hummingbird Bakery recipe book. As long you have the right ingredients you can come out with beautiful red velvet cupcakes.
Originally, red velvet cupcakes are usually decorated with cream cheese frosting. But after having tried the cream cheese frosting we decided it was to cheesy and used vanilla frosting. It was a great combination and went down well with people.
The funny thing was that people thought the red bits sprinkled on top of the frosting was red chilli powder. But actually the sprinkles was red velvet cake that we broken up to decorate the cupcakes.
Green Tea Cupcakes
The green tea cupcakes to many people who saw them find them interested since it was new to them. But green tea dessert is commonly found in Asia especially in Japan where green tea are originated.
The frosting on the green tea cupcakes was my favourite, since it was a strong green tea taste that reminded me of green tea ice cream. It was brought out by the type of green tea we used which was a 100% green tea powder to make the frosting and so no colouring was used to get it so green. A green that many people said reminded them of Halloween!
Although some people prefer the green tea frosting to have a less mild green tea flavour. I actually prefer it to be how it was since the cake itself tasted more chocolate although we infused it with green tea milk in it. Therefore, the frosting complimented it all but then we all have different taste buds!
Depending which brand of green tea powder you use for the frosting, then you might have to adjust the recipe to get it to the desire you want.
Thank you for Hummingbird Bakery sharing these beautiful recipes. Although, it does not stop me to still visit the store to buy some yummy Red Velvet cupcakes. For those that do not know Hummingbird Bakery is famous for their Red Velvet Cupcakes and so far is my favourite out of the London bakery I have tried.