Crème Brulee Cupcakes

FINALLY I made some cupcakes from this great book my mom gave me for my birthday:

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Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes

I decided on the Crème Brulee cupcakes because they were the easiest and I love, Love, LOVE crème brulee.  First was making the cupcakes.

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Then while those were baking I made the custard, for the custard buttercream:

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That is a totally un-appetizing picture, but it was really yummy.

Then while everything was cooling, I made the caramelized sugar for the top:

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Supposed to be three different golden colors, poured three different times as the sugar got hotter.  I started pouring too soon.  But it’s ok – it tasted great.  Then I had to crush it so I could roll the cupcakes in it:

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The next morning I made the buttercream, to which I added the custard:

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Also a not terribly appetizing picture, but again, tasted so good I could have just eaten that without a cupcake.

Then assembled the cupcakes.

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My piping skills leave something to be desired.  I needed a larger fluted tip, and a piping bag that was not a plasdtic Ziploc which sprung a leak.

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But it really didn’t matter how they looked.  They were hands down the best cupcakes I have ever made.  Maybe even the best cupcakes I have ever tasted.  Hands. Down. So. Delicious.

Paul also loved them and said, “You should make these and sell them.  To me.”

Since we cannot have 18 cupcakes in the house because we will eat them all in one day, I brought them to the knitting classes I taught on Saturday.

The Chevron Scarf class:

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and the Mobius Cowl class:

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Rave reviews from everyone there too, and another comment that I should sell them.  Hmmmmm.  A fifth job to explore.

1. Babysitter

2. Knitting teacher

3. Shop girl at the yarn shop

4. Knitting designer

5. Baker?

2 comments on “Crème Brulee Cupcakes
  1. MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog says:

    Oh my goodness! How heavenly!

    MB

  2. Anita says:

    Baker… absolutely!

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