I baked and #baked and baked last weekend. Not even sure why I was doing it. Do you ever bake something from a new recipe only to find that what you baked didn't turn out as good as you thought it would? I made two different kinds of cupcakes. One was a root beer #cupcake with root beer flavored #icing (at least that was what it was supposed to be) and the other was just a vanilla flavored cupcake with vanilla buttercream icing.
Both recipes were from the same cookbook, so I did not make these recipes up. Usually when I bake something, it is delicious, it is sweet, and I love it. I didn't even eat these cupcakes, I didn't want to because I am not a fan of root beer and because these cupcakes were dense, they were heavy, and they were dry. How do I know this? When I picked up one of the cupcakes it was heavy, it did not feel light. I found out from a very good friend, who tried both of the cupcakes, that she really could not taste the root beer. I've made root beer cupcakes before and I used root beer extract in the recipe. This time I used a different recipe to make the root beer cupcakes and this recipe called for root beer soda. I'm going to guess that the extract was the tastier way to go. It was a mistake to use root beer soda, heck it was probably a mistake to use these recipes at all.
I enjoyed baking the #cupcakes, but I won't use those recipes again and I won't share the recipe with you all. The only thing I loved about these cupcakes is that I got some really good #pictures out of them. I've been following the Sprinkle Academy on instagram and it has been fun challenging myself with some of the tips that I receive from @theSprinkleAcademy. The latest tip was to include the ingredients in the pictures so that people will know what kind of cupcake is in the picture. The root beer candies in the picture provide a good hint, don't you think?