Green Tea & Azuki Cupcakes

Today, I present to you cupcakes I made for my friend’s birthday… which sadly I cannot find the recipe I found online. I had printed it out a while ago, and I forgot where I got it from. :( Well, enjoy!

These cupcakes were such a bitch to make. Look at them all. They smirk with evil smiles!
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This was actually the second picture I took with my SLR. The quality is really nice, but this is macro using a 55mm lens. Impossible! I switched over to my hand-held after the grueling experience.
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The cupcake is made with a devil food cake recipe. What a bad choice.
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Wow, these cupcakes look sick. *laugh* The frosting was made with butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and green tea powder. Apparently, powder sugar was called for as a thickening agent for the frosting – but I didn’t realize until I had put in 3 cups of powder sugar that this was going to be too sweet. Ah! Toothache. It was topped off with a small mochi ball made from a box of Mochiko and used some more green tea powder to top it off.
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The inside was really good. However, the frosting on the outside is clearly taking over the cupcake. I just assumed that’s what everyone does in the cupcake blog/pictures…
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The inside of the devil food cake, was Azuki filling I had bought from my local Marukai. It’s red beans/red bean paste with lots of sugar for that tasty goodness. Can you say sweet overload? This is when I had realized that the cake was supposed to be a bitter cake to balance out the flavor.
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Finally, I end with a nice photo of a cupcake and a fork, taken with my hand-held Cannon. At least it looks nice! :) That should be all that matters.
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