Did you guys see the chef holding the cupcakes? Well he is the renowned Chef Hafizulla Baig and he conducted the cupcake workshop for few select food bloggers at Royal Orchid Central. We learnt to make all those beautiful cupcakes and also learnt to make different types of frosting’s. These are not the normal cupcakes but the cupcakes with a desi twist. Not just this, we also decorated the cupcakes. Read on to know more about this event. The recipe to make the cupcakes and the frosting’s is also mentioned below, so that you can also start baking some of these.
|Chef Hafizulla Baig|
It was just a week before Diwali that I got an invite from Royal Orchid Central to attend the Cupcake workshop at Paparazzi. Since it was a cupcake workshop, I just could not say no and despite my hectic schedule, I chose to attend it. The organizers were too sweet to invite my kid as being a weekend I had to take care of her. They also sent a cab for the pick-up and drop.
As soon as I reached the venue, I was given a warm welcome by the staff at Royal Orchid Central.
The table was all set for the workshop. Everything was very well arranged. Right from the stand mixer, to the cupcake ingredients, to the frosting’s,the toppings, everything was neatly arranged.
The cup cake evolved in earlier 19th century in the United States. No one knows exactly where the cupcakes originated. There are two theories:
Cup cakes are convenient because, they get cooked much quicker than larger cakes. Cup cakes also look similar to Muffins. But, there is huge difference between Cup cakes and Muffins. Muffins are dense with texture closer to bread. They can be savory or sweet. These are never topped with frosting. Cupcakes are very light and sweet.These are topped with toppings and frosting’s and these are served as dessert on special occasions.
We waited for some other bloggers and then Chef kick-started the event. We learnt to make 7 varieties of cupcakes with a desi twist. These are
- Peanut Butter cream
- Kesar Khoya Cream
- Gulkand Frosting
- Jamoon Pistachio Frosting
- Masala Chai Frosting
- Kahlua Oreo Frosting
- Ganache chili Frosting
Let me share with you the basic cupcake recipe which makes 2 kg’s that is approximately 50 cupcakes. This recipe was shared by the Chef during the event:
Vanilla essence -2ml
For the red velvet cupcake add food grade red color to the cupcake batter.
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We got a break when the cupcakes went to the oven. We were served with mocktails and snacks. The chef also did a lot of chit-chat with us during this time and answered all our queries related to baking.
|Snacks And Mocktails|
After the snacks, the baked basic cupcakes arrived and we all went to see how these were given a desi twist with the various frosting and toppings. One by one I will brief you with the various frosting recipes:
|Right: My little one learnt some cupcake decoration from the chef; Left: Chef Decorating Cupcakes|
Combine all above ingredients and keep it on Simmer for 30 mins, Bring down masala Extraction to 1/3, Strain it and Cool it down in refrigerator.