I’m currently obsessed with cupcakes. There I said it. After weeks of drooling at cupcakes at Food Gawker and Tastespotting, I became obsessed. Then I stumbled upon Cupcake Hero, got excited, signed up, and waited for the July theme. xD
The second I saw the Cupcake Hero theme for July, I immediately started brainstorming for my cupcake. I ended up picking a White Chocolate Cupcake (although you couldn’t taste the white chocolate at all -.-) with Blueberry Filling, White Ganache (in red) and Cream Cheese Frosting *whew*. One thing I learnt while making this was to be patient when melting white chocolate. The first time, I melted the chocolate on a double boiler and waited for forever and decided to place it in the microwave for 50 seconds. Big Mistake. After 50 seconds, a big brown blob was in the middle of the chocolate. Heh.
I’m not sure if its legal in the rules, but I made the ganache in two colors, red and white to be more with the theme and planned to do the same to the frosting. However, my little helper’s, aka my sister’s, face scrunched up and didn’t like the idea of red ganache and how much more, the frosting xD Aaaand as you can see, I’m not the neatest person you’ll ever meet but I try. xDDD The ganache is pretty much dripping and smudged everywhere. Haha.
The taste, you ask? As mentioned above, the cake didn’t have a white chocolate taste to it but still tasted quite good. As for the blueberry filling, I have to say it lacked a bit of flavor, somewhat disappointing but that’s just another learning experience ;). The white/red ganache gives it the white chocolate kick. And who doesn’t love a good cream cheese frosting, eh? Overall, it was a bit too sweet but it did taste pretty good even with the lack of some flavors xD.
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup cream
Em’s Magnificent Cream Cheese Icing
adapted form the 06/98 Epicurious.com Cream Cheese Icing recipe
1 8oz pkg of cream cheese – room temperature, divided in three parts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter – COLD
1 tablespoon shortening
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar