Crumb Boss." They've been around since last January (I believe), I can't believe I hadn't found them sooner! The two women who make the videos (The Crumb Boss and Steph the Producer) are a riot! They have great introductory recipes for beginners as well as some very informative recipes for people looking to try something a little less basic (Zabaglione, anyone?). I highly recommend you check them out!
Okay, so my post is starting to sound like a review and endorsement for The Crumb Boss... but the real reason for this post is the cupcakes I made, inspired by their video "Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes!" The icing is what really makes this cupcake- an eggless cookie dough, mixed into her Swiss style buttercream. I've made a cookie dough filling before, but it was with an American buttercream that was much sweeter than I prefer my icings to be! I mix so many things into my Swiss Meringue Buttercream, I can't believe I hadn't thought of this. The Crumb Boss is brilliant!
here), but then I was inspired... I still had my brown sugar out from the cookie dough... brown sugar is a key ingredient that gives chocolate chip cookie dough it's flavor. That's right! I substituted the granulated sugar in my recipe for brown sugar! It was a very subtle, yet yummy difference. Next time (and there will be a next time), I think I will try part, if not all, dark brown sugar to give it a more noticeable brown sugar flavor. As it was (with the light brown sugar) it paired SO well with the cookie dough, that I then mixed in.
The result, delicious!
Happy Caking :)