The second year has been a rewarding year for me, in terms of cooking as well as blogging. I’ve challenged myself with new dishes like chickpea falafels, Cantonese-style garlic chili prawns, and homemade salsa verde, and I’m hoping to continue to explore different recipes and cooking techniques. Plus my blog finally has a fresh new look that I have been wanting for a long time. I want take this opportunity to thank you for your support in trusting my recipes, liking them, pinning them, retweeting them!
And because no birthday is complete without cake, I’m sharing with you these Vanilla Cupcakes, topped with Pink Champagne Frosting, and showered with these colorful edible pearls I found in a baking supply store.
The base of these cupcakes is a moist, fluffy vanilla cake, which is a vehicle for probably any frosting. Champagne always makes everything more festive, don’t you think? These cupcakes are the quintessential cupcakes for celebrations: birthdays, New Year’s, baby showers, and Mother’s Day! You can use a brut champagne, or you can use a sweeter variety like Moscato or rosé. I just love the pink hue from the rosé!