Lychee, rose and raspberry!
Lychee Martini Cupcake
Lychee base with lychee liqueur swiss meringue buttercream and vodka-soaked lychee
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Brownie Cupcake
This cupcake is dedicated to Chelsea, who first suggested a Lotus- ... (click above to read more)
Sticky Date Cupcake
My favourite of the Christmas collection! Sticky date cakes with caramel and cream cheese
Coffee base with mascarpone cheese, Bailey's and dusted with cocoa powder
This cupcake is dedicated to Chelsea, who first suggested a Lotus caramelized biscuit-inspired cupcake. Back then, I knew of the existence of Speculoos and Biscoff, the latter being the American version, which were the paste form of those biscuits - like how, say, Nutella is the paste form of chocolate plus hazelnuts.
I first made these cupcakes completely from scratch, blending the biscuits and grinding them into a paste. It was so much hard work that I decided there was no way I was going to make it again until I found Speculoos or Biscoff, both of which are unavailable in Singapore.
It was only on my trip to New York that I found Speculoos at the Wafels & Dinges trucks! Completely overjoyed, I bought three full jars back - who knows when I will get to buy them again right? But as luck would have it, Chelsea went to Europe that same holiday and bought me a jar of the real deal by the Lotus brand.
And these cupcakes made their first debut, with the real Speculoos paste, during Christmas 2012. (:
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