Monday, August 30, 2010

Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcake: cute little cake with a review of the book, ラブリー!ハッピー!贈るお菓子



Lovely! Happy! Sweet for Gift is the name of this book and from the name you can imagine that most of the sweet in this book is great for giving ^^.
Actually I fall in love with the look of the book (well, I order it from Amazon, without seeing the inside of the book, but the cover says it all for me), and the author is famous for her books and her baking class.


Anyway, for me this is the first one of her book that I bought, and I have to say that it's very beautiful!!!!! You know that I love beautiful books ^^.
The book divided into 5 chapter, start with 1. A Gift for Thanks, 2.A Gift of Hello, 3.A Gift of Congratulations, 4.A Gift of Merry Christmas and the last one A Gift of Love. Plus the last chapter, how to make the base for all the sweet and the Q&A.


All of the chapter have the many kinds of sweet, cakes, roll cakes, cheese cake, marshmallow, scone, jam  cookies, pies, jelly, quiche, choux, and chocolate. I love the decoration, they are so cute and the packaging idea is good too. 


In each kind of sweet, there will be a instruction for making the decorating item, like this one is how to make the iced flower.


You can see that the photos are great too, only looking at all these lovely photos makes me happy ^^. She show us how to turn some simple sweet into something special, like the cut out cookie that turn out to be super cute cookie!
The decoration for the Christmas chapter is great too, very seasonal, and giving some of these sweet will surly make the recipient smile. 


The last chapters, A Gift of Love, most of the sweets are chocolate, with lovely decoration, and a lot of "Love", you can give them to anyone you love, not only your boyfriend or girlfriend ^^. They are cute enough to show anyone who received them, that you really care for them.


The last parts of the book are the photo instruction for making all kind of base (because most of the basic is the same), like how to make genoise sponge, puff pastry , butter cake and how to tempering the chocolate.
For the Q&A section, the questions come from the pupils in her class or from the e-mail. Like how to prepare the sweet if you don't have enough time, ingredient and equipment guide.

I really recommend this book if you love to decorate your sweet, love to make a lovely packaging and most of all love to give your sweet as a gift!, this one is made for you.




The cupcake is a basic butter cake, the texture is soft and moist with a piece of strawberry inside. Anyway,  I fall in love with the frosting , it's delicious and very easy to work with, if you love mascarpone you will feel the same, haha. For the buttercream rose, you can use any recipe for me I use the Italian meringue buttercream, or you don't have to make the buttercream at all,  only the cake and the frosting are very good. 


So, you can make this lovely cake in any occasion, as a gift for someone you love or as a gift for yourself, and your heart will feel great to have a delicious and cute cupcake as an afternoon treat, who say you can't give a gift for yourself, haha.






Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcake
Make 7 (7cm cupcake)




50g .................................. Butter
80g .................................. Sugar
1 ....................................... Egg
.......................................... A pinch of salt
60ml ................................ Half and half
100g ................................ Cake flour
1tsp .................................. Baking powder
½tsp ................................ Vanilla bean paste
4 ....................................... Strawberry, cut in half


Mascapone frosting
200ml ............................. Whipping cream
35g .................................. Sugar
50g .................................. Mascarpone cheese
1tbsp ............................... Lemon juice


 Preheat the oven to 170 °C
Place the baking paper in to the cupcake tins.
Sift the flour and baking powder together.


Beat the butter, salt and sugar until light and fluffy, add the vanilla bean paste and beat to combine.
Put the egg in to the batter and beat until combine. 




Divide the flour mixture into 3, put 1/3 of the flour mixture into the batter, stir with a spatula, when combine, add half of the half and half, follow with 1/3 of the flour, stir again then add the rest of the half and half. Finish with the rest of the flour, mix to combine.


Scoop the batter into the tins, add the strawberry half in the center.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cake is spring when touch lightly.
Let the cake cool completely before frosting it.



Beat all the ingredient together and put the frosting into a piping bag.
Frost the cake with the frosting and decorate as you wish, ^ ^.



Strawberry and Mascarpone Cupcake: 
cute little cake with a review of the book, ラブリー!ハッピー!贈るお菓子 

10 comments:

lordMiTnIcK said...

great recipies. thanks a lot

sana said...

Så cute!!
love your photo and always love your recept ;=)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

so pretty!

ck said...

hi, can i know what is 60ml Half and half? what is half and half or half or??? thanks.

by the way, love your blog a lot, ur recipe and photos look really great. i became your big fan lately, so gonna try out so many things from your blog. keep up the great work & thanks for sharing!

dailydelicious said...

Hi, Ck
The easiest way is mix 30ml of the milk with 30ml of whipping cream, and they will be half and half ^^.
Hope you happy with your cakes!
Pook

ck said...

thank u for your advice pook. but what is it for? can it be purchase from outside or usually we have to mix ourself?

dailydelicious said...

If you can buy it, it's easier ^^, but mixing it by ourself is not hard to do.

Phyllis Pan said...

Hi, can I substitute the mascarpone cheese with cream cheese or something?

Phyllis

dailydelicious said...

You can use cream cheese but you will need to add more sugar, because the cream cheese has sour taste while mascarpone is sweet.

Collet Jennifer said...

It is very pretty and it looks really delicious. It's almost a shame to eat these wonderful creations. Congratulations.

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