I browsed through my Martha Stewart Cupcakes book, given to me by Jessica a few Christmases ago, and found a great recipe for chocolate brownie cupcakes with lavender icing. I wanted to make these because those are the brides' wedding colours. The brownies turned out great - decadent, moist - although I could eat a million of them, but the icing was quite sweet. It's not like cupcake icing, its more just a sugary glaze on top, that hardens, and since the brownies don't rise like cake, they look quite elegant, especially when purple food colouring is added. Unfortunately I filled the cups too full with mix, so the glaze dripped down the sides.
Trial 2 will be tomorrow, but I'm wondering whether I should make regular chocolate cake instead and go with a buttercream, or do the brownies with buttercream, or just leave the recipe...so many options! I think I need to call my mom for this one, but thanks for letting me ramble.
Long story short, the mixer is in use, and I'm loving it - it's so quick and fun and best of all, its bright blue (although a darker blue than the picture above). I wish I had taken pictures of my first creation (which are already half eaten), but I will for sure tomorrow and Sunday when they are on display!