Rhubarb cupcakes

Rhubarb cupcakes in white cupcake liners

Market ingredient: Rhubarb
Difficulty: I always find baking difficult
Deliciousness: This is my favourite icing flavour now
Did The Beard like it? The icing saved the cake

I love the tartness of rhubarb. Raw, it will make your eyes water, but when cooked gently with sugar, it is such a delicious flavour. Like apples, it goes beautifully in pies and sauces. However, rather than baking a typical pie with the rhubarb this week, I wanted to be a little creative. It was Wee AB’s birthday during the week, so a fruity cupcake felt like it should be on the cards.

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Icecream sundae cupcakes

cupcakes that look like Icecream Sundaes

Market ingredient: Not applicable (sad face)
Difficulty: Easy
Deliciousness: Yes yes
Did The Beard like it? He ate 3

It’s only my second blog post and already I’ve missed a Market’s visit.  But I’m away this weekend for K & D’s wedding and so a “here’s-one-I-created-earlier” will have to do.

March rolls around, and so does Miss AOB’s birthday.  The girl loves a cupcake as much as the next person, and I love to cook, so it’s a win-win situation really.  It’s become a bit of a birthday ritual that I try to create a fancy-type cupcake worthy of Miss AOB so this year I took a little bit of inspiration from a few places.  None other than the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson, for her Burnt-Butter Brown Sugar cupcakes, and a bit of Bakerella for some decorating inspiration (a site which incidentally has created my favourite cake pop in the history of cake pops).

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