Last weekend I went up to London with my Mam and as a treat I got to go to The Hummingbird Bakery and try out their “black bottom cupcake” that I’ve read great reviews about.
The Black bottom cupcake is a chocolate cupcake with pieces of cheesecake in the cupcake topped with a cream cheese icing.
It was one of the nicest cupcakes I have ever tried! Because it was so nice I wanted to have a go at making one. and so this week I made Black Bottom cupcakes in the style of sheep (just because I like sheep)
They turned out really well and taste just like I remember them from the bakery.
Hope you all had a great weekend and I can’t wait to see you next Wednesday with my technical bake ohhhh and of course it’s episode one of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off
Perhaps the best week ever as it is chocolate week.
I started my week with the signature bake and I went with a chocolate fondant tart. Which is made up of a short crust pastry base and a chocolate fondant filling. I managed to put my hand through my first shortcrust base so had to start again. I don’t think I will ever do that again. The fondant is made from flour, eggs, sugar and butter and chocolate. The butter and chocolate is melted and then the sugar and is added to the melted mixture and the eggs are quickly whisked in before they scramble.
My chocolate creation was a sheep which consisted of a shortbread base with twos layers of melted white chocolate then on top of the white chocolate I made white truffles which I fixed in place by using melted chocolate. To finish off my sheep I piped on milk chocolate that made up his face and also used some for his little legs.
I’m really looking forward to the final and think Nadia will be the winner……….