The insane amount of snow outside inspired me to create these cherry and apple blossom chocolate cupcakes. Spring cannot come soon enough. This is dark chocolate cupcake with semi-sweet chocolate glaze.
The first two are coffee chiffon cupcakes with coffee butter cream icing. I made them for my mother in law's work. The last cupcakes are also coffee chiffon cupcakes I made for Bronze's teachers. I figured coffee and cupcake a combination made in heaven.
Took more than four hours to make all 24 cookie monster cupcakes and an hour to make the flower cupcakes. It would be faster but I want it to be perfect and dainty looking. After making the the first batch of cupcakes I realized I don't have eggs for the second batch of cupcakes. Then I found this "Eggless Chocolate Cupcake" recipe (http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,176,131177-253194,00.html) @ cooks.com. I looked at several recipes and I settled on this one because the recipe calls for vinegar and looking back to elementary baking soda plus vinegar equals fizz. I tweaked it a little. Luckily, it turned out great!