Cupcake Hero: Superman Bites The Dust

I thought to enter my first entry in Cupcake Hero AND also have it be my entry for the Boobie Bake off. (which ends the 31st!) A no brainer, I smirked to myself. I can do this. I had the perfect idea..the perfect taste combo….
It was not that great. Oh the taste is incredible! I knew it would be. But I have to work on the texture because most of the cupcakes collapsed. AND my frosting was runny. Shazbot.

However, the taste was great and I am going to continue to work on it..and, as an added bonus…I am making bread pudding with the cupcakes…and saving the frosting for a Princess Tea I will do next week for Kyrie.

Let that encourage you. Everyone messes up. I always liked the part in Toy Story where Buzz Lightyear finds out he is not flying..he is just falling creatively. Learn to fall creatively in your cooking and baking. It is the mark of a good cook. :)

The cupcakes taste like those spicy orange clove gumdrops. If you decide to make them make them in a jelly roll pan and set aside for tomorrow because I am going to post the rest of the story..Orange Clove Bread Pudding.

Here then is the entry for BOTH Cupcake Hero, and Boobie Bake-off.

The flavor of the month for Cupcake Hero is clove. I love cloves. You can probably cut the measurement in half if you like..but really then it wouln’t be clove would it?

Orange Clove Cupcakes

2 1/4 c cake flour

2 tsp cloves. yes 2

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

grated peel of one orange

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

3/4 c unsalted butter

1 1/2 c sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp cinnamon flavoring

1/3 c orange juice concentrate, thawed.

1/3 c milk

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Rain. Add flour mixed with the rest of the dry ingredients, and milk/orange juice/cinnamon flavoring mixture alternately starting and ending with flour .

Turn into muffin cups and bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Cool. Frost with Orange frosting. (in this case, tinted neon pink)

1/4 softened butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar (sift if lumpy)
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel

1/2 tsp cinnamon flavor

Mix butter, flavoring, 1 cup sugar, and orange peel. Add orange juice and rest of sugar alternately; mix until smooth and creamy.
Add more sugar to thicken or juice to thin frosting, if needed.

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    • Jennifer

      I think it looks cool. I also think this looks like one of the best cupcake recipes I’ve ever seen. I love orange cakes and other orange stuff I even make orange cornbread. To show you how much I like this cupcake idea I’ll tell you that I would not change a thing and we all know how picky I am. I will make these soon and let you know how it goes.

    • Marye

      They will flatten in the oven..THAT is how it will go. LOL! The flour does not support the air.

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    • Jennifer

      But you said they still taste good right. What do I care how they look. I’m not serving them to the queen of anything. Just princess me and the little prince.

    • Marye

      Le Petit Prince may prefer them whole. Have you ever read The Little Prince to Cedar? I think he would like it.

    • Jennifer

      You know The Little Prince is one of my least favorite children’s books. I never liked it. Don’t hate me!

    • Marye

      Really. I have only read it in french, maybe it has a charm that it does not have in english?

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    • Belinda

      Marye, your pinks cupcakes are so lovely! All of that fluffy pink frosting is just beckoning me! :-) You girls all did a beautiful job with the entries to this wonderful event…I’m sorry I couldn’t get it together and join in.

    • Courtney Foster

      these look beautiful, and the flavor combo sounds great

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