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29 January 2011

Turkish Delight Cupcakes

Turkish Delight Cupcakes

It's been a long time since I shared a recipe on this blog but since turning on the radio, donning a frilly apron and rustling up something yummy is one of my favourite things to do I thought it was time to change that. Tinkering in the kitchen is such a huge part of my life and since my blog is all about things that I love, I've decided to share a recipe with you once a month.

January's recipe is Turkish Delight cupcakes which have been featured in the Winter edition of Cellardoor magazine. My all time favourite scent is rose and after tasting Turkish Delight flavoured hot chocolate I decided to bake the flavours into a cupcake. The cupcake is moist and chocolaty with a delicate rosy centre and icing to match. Pretty much the perfect treat to bake your beau on St. Valentines Day.

You can find the full recipe and another two of mine, especially for chilly Winter days on pages 99-105 of Cellardoor alongside my photographs.

24 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes look incredible!

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  2. Incredible- all my favorite flavours - I'm so excited about trying this now!

    Why are you not a food blogger?!?

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  3. woaahh they look awesomeee~

    sweet & pink <3

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  4. I must try this ! They look lovely!

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  5. They look pretty yummy! This will sound weird but I love their colour :D

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  6. Your cupcakes look so yummy! i cant wait to try out the recipe.

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  7. They look so yummy. I love the incredible pink colour.

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  8. Ohh my Gosh! :) I am from Turkey and normally we all love delight :)
    I should try to make like your sweet cupcakes immediately :)

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  9. Your creations always look adorable Cait, those cupcakes must be so yummy. I love Cellardoor magazine!

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  10. great idea!! the cupcakes look amazing!

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  11. Those cupcakes look amazing, the one big question I have for you is exactly how you get your icing to look so good?! If i pipe icing it is usually too hard or too soft to pipe and goes all ugly, these look so perfect. Tips? Also, I noticed you're using TypeKit. I'm struggling with embedding typekit to my blogger, turns out I actually chose the same font as you but It's totally not working. Any advice? x

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  12. These look absolutely amazing! I've haven't baked cupcakes for amazing but totally inspired to try these ones! x

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  13. Ooh they look so yummy, shame I hate turkish delight!

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  14. Rachel,

    I'm tried to write a food blog but more often than not the subject of the post had been eaten before I had time to shoot it! I'll have to try my best to restrain for these posts.

    Cait x

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  15. Thank you for all your lovely comments, it's so sweet of you all.

    Fiona,

    I can help you with the icing but I'm afraid that I didn't add typekit to my blog so I have no idea how to fix it. My bf did all the geeky bit, I just choose the font.

    This icing was really thick, totally wrist crunching to pipe. Thats why it looks so streamlined. I think its all in the nozzle and bag. You need a really big star tip (around 1inch), they are usually sold as pasty nozzles and a huge piping bag so that you can get a firm grip of it. Just start in the middle of the cupcake at a 90° angle and pipe slowly up and around then Voila! I hope that made sense...

    Cait x

    P.S If your icing is too soft just put the bag in the freezer for 5 mins and it will firm up nicely.

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  16. They look absolutely delicious! Might have to get my baking things out...

    Thanks for the comment, it would make a nice t shirt, good call!

    theknotsinourlaces

    xx

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  17. Thanks Cait, I'll try that next time I have a baking sesh. Might need to venture into Lakelands next time I'm back in edinburgh and get a better piping bag.

    As for the typekit stuff, I actually managed it all. I'm so happy with myself. But Last night it seems I was being silly. But thanks anyway! :)

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  18. These sound delicious! Definitely going to try them :) x

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  19. Oh my gosh, they look absolutely delicious. The darkness of that chocolate and the bright pink of that icing make them a perfect Valentine's day cupcake! If only my boyfriend liked Turkish Delight, haha.

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  20. My goodness, I didn't know this flavour of cupcake existed! Can't wait to try it :)

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  21. The recipes sound delicious and your photographs are really beautiful. I just discovered your blog and I'm really enjoying looking though it!

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  22. Just made your cupcakes and they are divine! Thank you so much for the recipe and I love your blog :) x

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  23. Hi, Just linked your recipe to my piece on Turkish Delight at http://travelingmom.com/food/travel-snacks/2717-turkish-delights-for-valentines-day.html

    Can't wait to try these cupcakes!

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