I started off 2016 with root canal.. boy was it painful! Then I was down with flu in between the treatments.. and now that I've recovered, I am still feeling super tired despite taking iron supplements daily. Some days I feel like I need to sleep all day, yet some days I feel so energetic. Perhaps it is due to hormones imbalance playing wreck on my body... like roller coaster! This morning, I was so tired, that I couldn't even find the strength to answer my husband when he asked me a question. I didn't purposely ignore him, but I too tired to say a word. Also who was that stupid person who called our home phone line at 2am looking for someone else?!
So you see, it took a lot of effort for me to write this post this morning.. lol! (actually I felt better after I took 2 Lindt chocolate truffles this morning.. maybe I just needed some sugar!)
No one in my family likes coconut in cakes, so I was half-hearted making these cupcakes.
I tried to make the cupcakes less coconut-y by adding pandan paste .. and my cupcakes ended up green.. not because I'm celebrating St. Patrick's Day early. Also I reduced sugar by 1/4 cup.
Cupcake Batter resting for 20mins.
All baked and green
I didn't make the ganache. I made the coconut custard cream and stopped at that. I tripled up the coconut cream.. or was it triple x 3? And piped the cream as frosting instead.
(this close up pic, my hands look quite "veinily" scary..!)
All packed for Church the next day.
I had to line with paper towel to absorb condensation that will happen when store in the fridge.
Cross-section of the cupcake. I had to try no matter what.
As a baker, I feel it is important to taste my own bakes.
I really like the coconut custard pairing with the cupcakes.
The cold custard with the cake lightens overall texture..not too sweet and also not too coconut-y either.