Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rose Cupcakes

Today I baked this weeks poll winner: Rose Cupcakes. I've been waiting impatiently to try out the rose syrup. A reader suggested that rose syrup goes well with milk and it does! So besides rose milk, this is my first baked recipe with rose syrup. Taking a note from Pierre Hermé, I added a real rose petal to every cupcakes and it looked fantastic! Very elegant. Perfect for high tea or a fancy dessert. Now these cupcakes don't just look good, they taste amazing as well. Every bite takes you to Paris and back. I adore ♥ them! These go in my top 5 of favorite cupcakes of all time. Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rose Cupcakes recipe: adapted from Martha Stewart's Snickerdoodle Cupcakes recipe

Ingredients: makes 28 cupcakes (I only used half of this recipe)
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 ¾ cups sugar
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons rose syrup
- 6 drops red food coloring

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Sift together both flours, baking powder and salt.
- With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla and rose syrup. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combined after each.
- Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes.

Rose Frosting recipe: my own

Ingredients: enough frosting for 12 cupcakes
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons rose syrup
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 drop red food coloring

Instructions:
- Sift the confectionars's sugar into a medium bowl.
- Add the softened butter, milk, vanilla, rose syrup and food coloring.
- Mix until the frosting has a slight dropping consistency.


The batter in the cupcake liners. The batter isn't pink because of the rose syrup; I added 3 drops of red food coloring. I think it adds a lovely touch.


The cuppies cooling.


Rose buttercream frosting!!! Tastes and smells heavenly.


They kinda look like roses already.


I bought one velvet rose for garnish.


Et voila! Gorgeous, gorgeous rose cupcakes.


They taste as divine as they look!

14 comments:

Sweetie said...

i sound like a broken record when i comment on here but... you did an amazing job! i'm going to make these for my anniversary with my boyfriend. which gives me less than 1 month to hunt down the rose syrup!

ABowlOfMush said...

This look gorgeous!
Looks like we both had rose syrup on our minds, look! http://bowlofmush.blogspot.com/

I'm really glad you liked the rose syrup and milk :)

I can't wait to try out these cupcakes!

Snooky doodle said...

what an interesting recipe. these look so nice !

Justine said...

These would be so pretty for a tea party. Definitely going to have to try them.

apparentlyjessy said...

They certainly look perfect for a tea party!

Eliana said...

These cupcakes look incredible. The rose petal on top adds such a special touch.

comfycook said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I will be back to get some recipes.

Anonymous said...

I love your plate (last pic) where did you get them..they so sweet and vintage. I love everything vintage.
Love your blog, you are such a good baker and have such creative mind.

Dee

Paris Pastry said...

Thank you so much Dee!! The last plate is actually a tea saucer - family heirloom!

Anonymous said...

I've made this recipe multiple times, and each time I make it every person who tries it says its the best cupcake they've ever had :)no exaggeration. Your blog/this recipe is what got me into baking! :)

Paris Pastry said...

@Anonymous: Aw thank you so much for the good words! Very sweet :)
I should bake them again sometime!

x

Grace said...

i can't wait to make these! Thank you so much!

Na Lin said...

This is such a delicious recipe! I made the rose and then changed the syrup to lavender and made lavender cupcakes. So moist and scrumptious! Question, I halved the frosting and it is somewhat liquidy. Should I add more sugar?

Thanks!

Paris Pastry said...

@Na Lin: Yes! Add more powedered sugar to make the frosting less liquidy. :)