Sunday, June 3, 2012

A photoshoot for the cupcake business.

So, I had posted about starting a small home-run cupcake business, right? So before that I created a Facebook page for it. Social media is a brilliant thing, trust me (plus I had to use my newly acquired digital media skills from my internship). So the page was well received and was shared by many and Tina (Piu), who is a senior from college, aka Sharan's friend, offered to do a photoshoot to promote the business. I agreed, obviously.

She and another friend, Vini came over on Sunday to watch and photograph me while I baked. They made me move out of my kitchen (!) to my bedroom (!!). The study table was brought before the window and all the ingredients were brought there.

I baked a chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter soft center and also mini-cupcakes with a vanilla icing. You will find the recipe for my cupcakes below, feel free to use your own frosting, but I frosting recipe is coming soon.

You can head over to Tina's blog for the pictures, here is also the Facebook album.

She also sent over a few pictures, so these are a few of my favourites:



I have always envied food bloggers who would have photos like this. So cool and all. Now, I have my own! 


Notice the nails?

A friend pointed out that this looks like I am talking to my cupcakes. Though no true at this moment, I do that quite often. 

I made coloured sugar! So easy and so pretty!



You can contact Tina anytime on her Facebook page. You should check out her wedding photography. Amazing!

What do you think of the pictures?

Devil's Food Cake cupcakes

Sanjeev Kapoor

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soda bicarb
  • 60 grams butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 grams cooking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line your cupcake trays
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients together
  3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat till incorporated.
  4. Melt chocolate in 1/2 a cup of boiling water and cool. Then mix into the egg mixture
  5. Fold in the dry ingredients. Add the milk, lemon juice and vanilla essence, till all well blended.
  6. Fill cupcake trays till 2/3rd full and bake for 20 mins, or till it passes the knife test.
Yield: 12 big cupcakes and 6-8 small ones

Prep Time: 00:10
Cook time: 00:20
Tags: chocolate, cupcakes, egg

8 comments:

  1. Wow, all the best for the business. Cupcakes look amazing.

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  2. Go Shreya, go!!

    You made the photoshoot so fun! Thanks! :)

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    1. Thank god, you got me talking, or else i would have been very conscious

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  3. Yaaay! I'm so happy you are finally pursuing your dream. Wish you all the best. Great first photoshoot.Thanks for sharing the recipe. The cupcakes look scrumptious.

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    1. Thank you! But this is just a temporary thing. Hopefully it will be what I will do ina few years.

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