Per accident we found a cute little store which was only selling cupcakes. I have never seen a store in Germany where only cupcakes are sold. We were there on sunday and it was closed, so we had to come back on Monday.
I just had to. I really wondered what it would look like from the inside and how the cupcakes tasted.
So we came back on Monday and walked in. The shop was huge! And they were only selling cupcakes at the front desk. The rest of the room was sitting space with really nicely decorated walls - painted with different motivs.
We ordered two cupcakes and sat down. I had a lemon cupcakes that was really tasty. I don´t remember the flavour of the cupcake of my boyfriend anymore.
They were quite small. The cupcakes I make at home are huge compared to them. Maybe my cupcakes are not the real deal.
The owner of the shop learned how to make cupcakes in the USA. You can even order them or take a big box full of cupcakes with you.
They have a homepage too:
If you are ever to Regensburg and have some time - go there. It´s worth the visit!
I happily agreed.
I wanted to make a cake with fudge again. I bought beautiful butterly cutters some time ago and wanted to use them. I wanted to make a festive cake and not to fancy this time.
So I decided - for the first time- not to colour the base fudge of the cake.
I used pink butterlys - put some glimmer on them and placed them on the cake.
To hide the edge I used ribbon. An inspiration I got from pictures on the net.
I made some cupcakes too.
The following cupcakes I made for the second time.
The dough is with apples and shaved almonds.
The cream is cooked with lavender and coloured with beetroot.
Decoration is real lavender.
|Cupcakes with lavender cream|
The following cupcakes were a first try. My co-worker selected them from my cupcakes book. She wanted to have them at their wedding.
Since it was not the season for red currants here anymore I had to search for them in the supermakets. Luckily I still got some.
So one day before the wedding I made the cakes. Unfortunately I didn´t get the recipe right - or maybe it was a strange one - at least that´s what was my impression.
So I hade to make them a day later again. I used a quite simple recipe for the dough with butter, eggs and sugar and added some lime paring into it to give it a similar taste as the original dough.
The cream was really a lot of work. It was made of cream cheese, cream, lime juice, lime paring, coconut milk, sugar powder and mashedd red currants.
It was a lot of work but somehow I managed to get ready on the last minute ;-)
The cakes were tasty.
|Cupcakes with red currant cream|
Since I have seen a lot of really interesting different kinds of "Kakigori" last year in Japan (wanted to try one but the prices were high - about 8-10 €) I wanted to give it a try at home now. So we picked this recipe
It was really delicious and not that difficult to make. We only made the riceflourballs smaller than in the recipe to give it a nice appearance.
If you like Anko and Matcha you should give it a try too.
Sorry for the bad picture.
As a seasonal symbol in Japan, the dragonfly is associated with summer and early autumn. More generally, dragonflies are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness, and they often appear in art and literature, especially haiku. The love for dragonflies is reflected by traditional (layman's) names for almost all of the 200 species of dragonflies found in and around Japan. Japanese children catch large dragonflies as a game, using a hair with a small pebble tied to each end, which they throw into the air. The dragonfly mistakes the pebbles for prey, gets tangled in the hair, and is dragged to the ground by the weight.:38
Beyond this, one of Japan's historical names – Akitsushima (Kanji: 秋津島 Hiragana: あきつしま) – is an archaic form meaning "Dragonfly Islands". This is attributed to a legend in which Japan's mythical founder, Emperor Jinmu, was bitten by a mosquito, which was then promptly eaten by a dragonfly.
|Fit´s chewing gums|
|The Pig with matching incense stick|