So I just had to make these green tea cupcakes again, for three reasons:
1. It was my friend’s birthday and I know he likes them.
2. I didn’t get to eat any the last time (at least any baked ones).
3.The vibrant green color naturally radiated by the cupcakes was eclipsed by the decorating – albeit undeniably gorgeous decorating – and the world really needs to be exposed to the true color of these bad boys.
So, I whipped up another batch (and enjoyed more batter than the recommended daily allowance again).
Here’s how they looked naked:
A little matcha powder sure goes a long way. It turned my fingers and countertop green too. But look at that color! If the power ever went out, I could set up a cupcake trail as a guide and eat my way from room to room.
And here’s the finished product:
I used a plain buttercream frosting which complimented the matcha powder nicely, and accentuated the color of the cakes as well. I sprinkled them with a green dusting sugar and sent my little Frankensteins out into the world to do my bidding (insert evil laugh here).