here is a little tutorial on who to bake the perfect rainbow cupcake. I hope you enjoy it!
You can use any vanilla cupcake recipe for this, or any flavor as long as the batter is light in color you will be successful with this technique.
After making the batter, we divided it into 6 different bowls, dyed each bowl of batter:
We prepared the cupcake tins with cupcake liners.
Next we scooped one teaspoon of each batter color into the cupcake liners. (follow the colors of the rainbow, so start with purple) :)
Now we baked them at 350F for about 15 minutes (check for doneness by inserting a toothpick)
Yum! Now dress it up with your favorite buttercream!
And here we are! Beautiful!
recipe by Pascal Simon
created by author Edward Carey
I had the honor to make pies for author Edward Carey's book reading at Book People in August and it was so awesome. In his book "Foulsham" he writes about Forlichingham Pie, here is his description:
“I had Forlichingham Pie too, which, in truth, was not my absolute favourite, the top of it being somewhat burnt according to tradition and the insides rather a swill bucket of left-overs all covered over in sweet black treacle to disguise the taste. Miss Cruickshanks said that I must eat it all up, she would be cross with me if I didn’t. So then I ate it.” -Edward Carey
So I came up with the recipe and here it is!
FORLICHINGHAM PIE (ORGINAL BY EDWARD CAREY)
RECIPE BY PASCAL SIMON (BAKE AUSTIN)
12 Tbsp butter, chilled
4 Tbsp vegetable shortening, chilled
2 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup ice cold water
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until well combined.
Shape dough into a disc and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
2 cups of fruit (plum, apple, black berries, blue berries, pears, etc)
1 cup of golden syrup (substitute with Molasses if you can't find it)
2 Tbsp butter
6 Tbsp bread crumbs
lemon zest of one lemon
3 Tbsp heavy cream
Heat the golden syrup in a pan and take off heat, mix into the syrup everything but the fruit and let it come back to room temperature.
Roll out 1/2 of the cold dough and place into a pie pan.
Fill with swill bucket of fruit and then
top with syrup mixture.
Cover this with the other half of the pie dough and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
I made my first eiffel tower out of chocolate
I considered making the Eiffel Tower out of fondant or gum paste but i was worried about our humidity and transporting a gum paste sculpture this fragile for 30 minutes in my car sounded like a scary thing. So I decided to make it out of chocolate.
It was a lot of fun trying to construct this tower.
I have been to Paris a few times and I remember the first time I went to Paris was when I was 12 years old.
My mom took me on an all girl trip to Paris and we arrived in the city of love and fashion at 6 am. I was so excited and when we entered the city center all I saw were a bunch of trash trucks and people pressure washing the streets. I looked at my mom and complained: "Where are all the pretty people?!"
Lol! This silly little girl expected only beautiful people roaming the streets. :)
Before founding Bake Austin, Pascal Simon earned her degree as a Pastry Chef from the prestigious Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. A mother of two, Pascal is passionate about cultivating the next generation of bakers and welcomes children from all schooling backgrounds, whether public, private or homeschooled.