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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pink and Plum Inspiration





Pink Plum Cupcakes




 The other day in Titirangi I bought something new, a plum powder! I was very keen to try it and so I made some vanilla cupcakes and added some to the mixture. I also made a soft royal icing topping with about 1 tsp of plum powder. In baking I would say that you possibly need quite a bit to make a difference in colour and taste, but for icing it works really well, giving off a mild colour, smell and taste. I am keen to try more Fresh As flavours now! And of course the flowers are from my garden :-).










Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

25 comments:

  1. Love the hydrangeas Alessandra - gorgeous dreamy colours. :-) x.

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  2. Fiori meravigliosi, i tuoi e quella polvere di prugne è davvero una novità!

    ciao loredana

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    1. Si mi piace, devo provare altri gusti :-)

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  3. I've never heard about plum powder, it seems very interesting! Your post inspired me too :)

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  4. wow- what for a wonderful inspiration.
    yummy... :-) thanks for sharing.
    kisses
    maren anita

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  5. Beautiful hydrangeas and lovely cupcakes! Wondering if that is the same type of plum powder we have over here, we sprinkled some of it over a piece of cooled fresh green crunchy guava, delicious! Great for making sauces too!

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    1. I don't know? This I think is freeze dried, doris plums. Sprinkling it on guava sounds good, although it is rare to find crunchy tropical guavas here.

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  6. Che colori meravigliosi in queste foto! Bellissime! E i muffin... quanto vorrei poter assaggiare questo nuovo gusto. Brava come sempre, Alessandra!

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  7. Bellissime foto!Molto primaverili!

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  8. questo tripudio di fiori e colori è in linea col mio mood attuale, I'm loving it!baci

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  9. Hi, Alessandra. Just dropped by to say hello. And an update to a camera app on iPhone/iPad2. I only use my iPad2 because I only have an iPhone 3G which is out of date, broken WiFi and can't use the latest iOS. But anyway, I found another application on the App Store that you can use for food photography. The name is PuddingCom camera. Just browse under Photo & Video apps, you'll find it. This app has fantastic features with excellent filters that you can use for food photography. If you are interested in Hipstamatic, again it can be browsed under P&V apps, there is a new lens for food, called Loftus, is also an option. Have fun!

    Love,
    ab

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    1. Ciao Arfi, I also have the 3G so I'll check the PuddingCom out, thank you for the tip! And the Hipstamatic, if I can get it on 3 :-).

      Cheers
      A.

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  10. Sono meravigliosi e delicatissimi. Quanto sarei curiosa di assaggiare quella polvere di prugne. Ma credo dovrò accontentarmi per il momento di ammirare i tuoi piccoli capolavori e ripiegare sulla mia polvere di banane! Un bacione, buona giornata

    P.S. mi dispiace non saper rispondere alla tua domanda su “Link a questo post” che compaiono alla fine dei commenti. Mi sono sempre chiesta anch’io da dove provengano ma non sono riuscita a venirne a capo!

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  11. Blogger e' ancora pieno di misteri per me, e molte cose sembrano essere cosi' a caso che non ne faccio un senso :-)! Un giorno forse lo scopriremo!

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  12. Ciao Alessandra abbiamo scoperto il tuo blog ed è un vero piacere, siamo tra i tuoi seguitori ... Se vorrai diventare una dei nostri ci farà piacere, così non ci perderemo di vista ...
    Un saluto dai viaggiatori golosi ...

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  13. ciao Alessandra! Eccomi qui e complimenti per il tuo bellissimo blog!

    un caro saluto
    Giuliana

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  14. what a lovely recipe and lovely photos...your blog is absolutely beautiful

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  15. che foto splendide, ale, veramente dei colori struggenti.
    e mi incuriosisce la polvere di prugne...

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  16. I love hydrangea, Alessandra, and your photos are so lovely. What a beautiful color palette! The plum powder sounds very intriguing. I've never seen that before. And do you shoot all your photos using an iPhone? Ciao!

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  17. Yes, all with an old iPhone 3, second hand too!!

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  18. I've never used plum powder yet. Does it have sour flavor to it? The cupcakes look yummy.

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  19. Che bei colori ... e che bei cupcake ... quelli piccolini, che cuccioletti ^_^

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  20. Beautiful photos! I feel like having a tea party right now :-)

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