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150th Celebration Cupcakes

I was asked by one of the project teams at work to do cupcakes for the 150th branch opening celebrations. I think originally it was 12 dozen then turned into 17 dozen.

3 Perfect Chocolate Cake recipes make about 10 dozen cupcakes and 3 French Vanilla Cake recipes made  almost 8 dozen cupcakes.  I did make an error in my vanilla cupcakes though and I didn't realise this until I went to make the 3 batch.  I had put in baking soda instead of baking powder.  The idea of redoing close to 6 dozen cupcakes really didn't appeal to me.  So, I sacrificed one cupcake to taste test with Mr. T and Miss. E.  Both said they couldn't tell.  I could taste the soda slightly and I'm not sure if that was my imagination or not.  So, I resorted to Googling the difference between the two and this is the link I clicked on: Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder.  Fortunately I had used half buttermilk and half 1% milk.  The acid in the buttermilk counteracted the soda.  Phew!

For the icing I just used butter cream icing.  It took four recipes, which translates to four pounds of butter and four kilograms of icing sugar.

The picks, I made with address labels printed with the logo on one half and "celebrating 150 branch openings" on the other, then folded over half on toothpicks.

Mr. T and Miss. E helped me deliver them downtown on Sunday evening so I didn't have to go on the subway with them!


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