Sunday, 16 September 2012

Coffee Break Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for the people in my office on my last day of my internship at the start of August, as I had wanted to make something a little bit more special than muffins for my last bake. I had found these on the always perfect blog, raspberri cupcakes, a few weeks before and bookmarked them on the off chance I would find a situation where they would be suitable. With a few adaptations they became the perfect treat.DSCF9124Originally, I stayed pretty faithful to the recipe on raspberri cupcakes. I made both the condensed milk icing and the cookie dough…and used neither. The condensed milk icing was gorgeous, but insanely sweet. Properly sweet. I don’t normally find things too sweet, but even I could only manage a miniscule spoonful. It was probably as close to eating pure butter as you can get! It still tasted good, but I thought it would be pretty over powerful to pile it on top of a chocolate chip cupcake. Bearing this extreme sweetness in mind, I also chose not to stuff the middle with cookie dough and baked this into cookies another day instead. So in the end I had: coffee cupcakes with dark and milk chocolate chips, coffee buttercream, mini HobNobs and milk bottles. I couldn’t find mini chocolate chip cookies, and the HobNobs seemed appropriate after an embarrassing day at the office when the the rest of the team noticed how I ate a ridiculously large amount in one day… These are fun to personalise too: I swapped in cola bottle sweets on one cake for my boss with the Diet Coke habit, and added an extra shot of coffee to the cake of the boss who drank copious amounts of black coffee throughout the day. They went down a treat at the office – I hope you like them too :) DSCF9125

11 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

They are too cute..I bet they sobbed when you left there!
Thanks for the link to the lovely blog too:)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Divine cupcakes! Your co-workers are lucky. ;-)

Cheers,

Rosa

manu said...

Wow they're so cute!

Jo said...

They'll certainly miss you around the office! They look super cute with their little biscuit and sweetie toppers. I've never heard of condensed milk icing, I can imagine that it would be insanely sweet (says the girl who can drink it straight from the tin...oops)

hampers said...

I sure like these! Hob nobs and coke bottles...what a cool idea. Lovely!

mzrichee said...

These cupcakes look so tasty. I love the added biscuits. I see you're from London, how awesome! We love London and was just there this past spring. I miss England already. That could be partially because I'm running low on my English chocolates/candies. Yes, all of them -- Mars bars, Milky bars, Eclairs, Flakes, Curly Wurly.. you name it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. It's always nice to see who's out there. I'll be sure to come back here again and see what you've been making. :)

Alfie said...

These are super cute, and l.o.v.e. love anything coffee-flavoured! The wee mini chocolate digestives are adorable, never knew you could get such a thing! :)

The Caked Crusader said...

Oh yum. Now I really want a milk bottle sweet!

Dewi said...

Oh, aren't they so cute Lucy!

Faith said...

These really are adorable, Lucy! Lucky, lucky officemates!

Katie Pearse said...

Wow, these are amazing! :) I recently made coffee and walnut cupcakes,and i have only just started up my own blog. Please check it out http://cookiescakesallsweetbakes.blogspot.co.uk/
Thank you.