FOOD PORN THURSDAY // SNOW ANGEL CUPCAKES

It’s funny how we immediately associate the festive season with the colour red. Not green but red. And naturally it’s ubiquitous right now. I hadn’t given much thought to this before and perhaps I have far too much free time on my hands right now but this not-so-rare phenomenon fascinates me. Especially in the blog world where you’ll note that the majority of bloggers who share their outfits with us are also turning to wine tones. Most are electing to add a touch of festive cheer to their ensembles and it’s almost aways through a splash or complete saturation of crimson. Red is the undeniable primary colour we swerve to most during the Holiday season. Be it in your outfit, home decor or (especially) in food, in both savoury or sweet morsels, from sauces to fruits, red will be found. In reality this should come as no surprise given that colour certainly dictates our world. It’s used to sell us products, invoke emotions and create biased hunger. We paint and create our world with it, affiliate brands and events with them. Colour is not as basic as you may think. It’s complicated. Not only in the spectrum of hues but in its overall presence. There’s an actual science to it.

I’ve been rambling far too much about colour and not enough about these charming little cupcakes which I came upon via Pinterest (oh God bless Pinterest!). All it took was a quick glance at the ingredients and method and I was reaching for the beater and eggs. Another thing I find to be peculiar is how little we mention angel food in general. Its become rather rare these days and I can’t tell you the last time I saw one for sale in a bakery or tempting me at a cafe. Well we do live in a world brimming with total chocolate addicts who continually foam at the mouth at the mere mention of devils food cake. 

And while chocolate is always a good idea so should be a feather soft cake. And that is exactly what these cupcakes are; airy with a hint of delectable lemon. Silken and supple with a touch of creamy frosting and topped with a fresh raspberry. I should mention how the recipe also calls for a generous sprinkling of icing sugar, hence the name “snow angel”, though having run out at the most inappropriate of times I ventured to improvise and attempted to create my own icing sugar by using a food processor. Of course to a normal person that’s easy enough, for me it also involved an annoying coating of powdered sugar on the marble bench top I was working on. And it’s at times like those that I wish I had my own cleaner.

Feel like serving these ethereal and dainty beauties during your own Holiday soirees or Christmas gatherings? Click here to view the original recipe from The Cake Blog

Happy eating.

-Sxx

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