Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Seriously people what´s going on?
I have put flying bees all over my blog, I have adopted a lovely white bunny named Ludwig to keep me company during the Easter holidays (by the way feel free to feed him carrots, he´ll be happy), and my cursor is a flower. What else am I supposed to do to evoke spring??? Maybe a native American sun dance? Or lodge a complaint to Baldr, Ore, Flora, Surya, or any other divinity who is apparently not doing his/her job? I hope this funny bill will help ;)

The only thing I can come up with right now, whilst looking at the winter wonderland outside  my balcony, is to bake spring-evoking-cupcakes! 

120 gr. flour
140 gr. sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt
40 gr. butter
120 ml. milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
mixed berries

For the frosting:
250 gr. icing sugar
80 gr. butter
25 ml. milk
a couple drops of rose extract
pink food colouring

Preheat the oven at 170°C. Put the flour, sugar, baking, powder, salt, and butter un a mixer with a paddle attachment and beat until you get a sandy consistency. Then gradually pour the milk and beat until incorporated. Then add the eggs and continue beating until the mixture is smooth. Spoon the batter into the paper cases until two-thirds full, add the berries, and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Leave the cupcakes to cool and when cold, spoon the frosting on top and decorate.
For the frosting beat the butter, icing sugar, and food colouring until well mixed. Then combine the milk and the rose extract and continue beating until light and fluffy. The longer you beat the lighter it will be and the better it will taste!



  1. Hello Martina!!

    You make beautiful cupcakes!!! ;-)

    Sandra von Cake

  2. That made me smile. :) It applies to Vienna, too, I really didn't think it was going to snow again.

  3. Wunderschöne Bilder, auch wenn sie im März sind!!
    Alles Liebe Birgit

  4. Wonderful photos! ;) want a pair too to eat!!!


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