I decided I was going to have a little test run for Iron Cupcake! but then I got so carried away with the baking I forgot about my plan altogether and just baked some chocolate cupcakes. I used the recipe from my new Primrose Bakery cookbook. I didn't have any dark chocolate so substituted with milk chocolate and was a bit disappointed that they didn't turn out as dark brown as I'd hoped for! They also didn't rise as well as they should have because having only one kitchenaid mixing bowl meant I whisked up the egg whites by hand and got bored near the end so altogether I wasn't that thrilled with what I'd made! It made quite a big batter so I made these mini ones and decorated them to take into work today. They were a big hit, and I was even going to take some of my big ones to the meal we're going to tonight but Byron asked me not to since he thought they were the best cupcakes I've ever made!! So I must be my own worst critic! I will say I was very impressed with the icing..it was chocolate cream cheese - a recipe I found online and it was delicious!
I then went crazy with all my different sprinkles in the cupboard for decoration. Here they are all packed up in my polka dot Emma Bridgewater tin ready to take to School.