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I was in a bookshop down in the city centre when I stumbled up on the Cake Boss cook book.
Absolutely awesome, I have been a great fan of the Cake Boss show but never knew there was a Cake Boss cook book.
So naturally I had to, really had to have it.

I learned I really like to make and decorate cupcakes and big cakes.
The recipe here is greatly inspired by the book but, being a chemist I have made a few modifications. Just to have some more consistent results and avoid the need for a mixer.

Yes that is right no need for a mixer, a whisk will do you just fine.
Pre heat the oven on 180 deg C.

Ingredients:
225g of plain four
100g of brown sugar
230g of white sugar
40g of cacao powder
10g of vanilla sugar
5g of baking powder

2 large eggs
125g of butter (vegetable shortenings)
50g of dark chocolate
120g of buttermilk
120g of hot water

Tools:
Big bowl
Small pan
Whisk
Table spoon
Digital scale
Cupcake form
Cupcake cups
Sieve

Step 1: Dry ingredients

Ingredients:
225g of plain four
100g of brown sugar
230g of white sugar
40g of cacao powder
10g of vanilla sugar
5g of baking powder

Tools:
Sieve
Large bowl
Spoon
Scale

Place your sieve in the big bowl on the scale, weight all the dry ingredients in the big bowl and sieve them to make sure there are no lumps in your mix. Mix all dry ingredients with the spoon and set aside.

For filling the cupcake cases, get a sandwich ziplock bag, put the batter in and cut a 5mm hole in one bottom corner. You essentially pipe the batter. Its clean and easy!
Thanks, never thought of that. I'll try that next weekend
Just one other thing, where do I find your videos for the cake decorating?
at page 4 and uploading some more right now
You make it look so easy! I hope you do more videos on making other flowers. I quite enjoyed that.
Hi, just found your site. Everything's lovely. To get the batter in the liners, use an ice cream scoop- you may call it a disher. That way the cupcakes are all even in height.
Thanks, geat idea I'll try that next time
Cool! Good job!

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