Montag, 7. Januar 2013

Mischief Managed

Hi dolls!

It got suspiciously calm around here the last few days, I'm sorry for that!
Fact is, I was quite busy for the last days, first we had a Lolita New Years Eve party and then I had to study a lot, my exams started today! So the being-calm-on-my-blog-thing will probably last a little longer.
But on the bright side, I have something to keep you occupied in the meantime (^.^). I wanted to share these two things with you for a while, as a Harry Potter fan I think they're great, I hope you'll enjoy them too (and maybe not only the Harry Potter fans out there... (*.*) )

Tutorial: Wands (source)

Butterbeer Cupcakes (source)
(makes around 18)

For the cupcakes:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon butterscotch schnapps
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cream soda
For the filling:
5 1/2 ounces butterscotch chips (half an 11 ounce package or a little less than a cup)
1/2 cup heavy cream
For the frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup butterscotch filling
1 tablespoon butterscotch schnapps
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
Splash of cream soda (as needed)

1. to make the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350º and line cupcake pans with liners.
2. in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
3. in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. add both sugars and continue beating until well combined. on low speed, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. combine the schnapps and buttermilk. add the dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the cream soda and buttermilk.
5. mix until just combined, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 full, then bake for 15-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. cool completely on a wire rack.
6. while the cupcakes are cooling, make the filling by combining the butterscotch chips and heavy cream in a glass bowl set over a pot of simmering water. stir occasionally until combined.
7. remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. transfer to a squeeze bottle and fill each cupcake just until the filling comes to the top.
8. to make the frosting, cream the butter on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the butterscotch filling, schnapps and salt and beat until well combined.
9. on low speed, beat in the powdered sugar one cup at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add cream soda as needed to thin the frosting.
10. frost cupcakes and drizzle with remaining syrup.


  1. Viel Erfolg bei den Prüfungen! :D

    So einen Zauberstab hätte ich auch gern, am besten eine Miniatur die man als Haarstab benutzen kann! *___*

    1. Danke <3 die Zauberstäbe kann man bestimmt auch mit Haarstäben machen!

    Was genau sind das für Hölzer die da für die Zauberstäbe verwendet werden? Ich will das unbedingt auch ausprobieren, ein genials Tutorial! Dankeschön fürs posten!

    1. Ja, nicht wahr? Ich denke sie nehmen normale Essstäbchen...