Ok, so you’re just going to have to trust me when I say these cupcakes are stunningly beautiful and impossibly delicious, because I don’t have any pictures. I don’t believe I’ve led you wrong thus far. I don’t have any pictures because I didn’t take any. I didn’t take any pictures because I didn’t want to. I didn’t want to because it’s nighttime and the lighting is bad and I kind of screwed up my piping.
The cupcakes themselves are a basic vanilla, and the addition of aquafaba makes them moist and fluffy. I just couldn’t find a vegan vanilla cupcake recipe with which I was satisfied (I definitely didn’t want to use cornstarch), so I had to create my own and it was a great success! The frosting is a classic American buttercream, but a mere teaspoon of rose water elevates the experience, creating a delicate floral fragrance and a unique taste.
To paint a picture for you I will say these cupcakes are daintily pretty and look even more so with a pink-tinged rosette of fluffy buttercream piped on top. They are perfect for a baby shower or a birthday party or a Valentine’s Day treat. Sprinkle a dusting of gold and silver sugar crystals atop the icing and you have yourself a delightful, delectable, painfully girly dessert.