Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

yes it's that time of year where the cupcakes Gods decided..
that it's time for me to bake the perfect cupcakes..
my oven is MINI, so freggin' small, can't afford to buy a bigger one besides i'd have no idea where to put it..
i've always covered the bottom flames, but it ends up making my cupcakes kayak bolu kukus ngembang pecah gitu diatasnya..

with frosting i could bluff, i just had to cover it up..
but looking at other blogs, where people put pics of their naked cupcakes TOTALLY MADE ME JEALOUS..
so it hit me one morning, as i lay on my bed, thinking about random stuff..
i should cover the top flames, that way i'm gambling on burning the bottom :/ ickkk..
but then i gambled with that option and WON :)

i also had a problemo with the butter cream..
i usually make my butter cream with 100% butter..
no shortenings, on my last order the butter cream practically melted padahal cuman perjalanan cikini-sudirman which is 20/30 minutes ride..
i once took my cupcakes dari cikini-lebak bulus and it was fine..
the swirls kept in tip top shape..
so i guess jakarta's humidity must have something to do with the melting butter cream..
or i'm doing something wrong without realizing it's wrong *sigh*
so yeah i found the secret ingredient to make it stop melting..
SHORTENING aka mentega putih..

now with shortening it was harder to create a smooth swirls..
and the first glimpse of taste i wasn't fond of either..
but i piped it on top of my cupcakes put it in the fridge and decided to forget the next 24 hours..
the next day i tasted it and thank God it was fineeeeee *phew*


Pet Society

my current addiction..
i play this game everyday, to get more money so i can buy all those cute stuff..
i have 148 friends so far..
you make coins by visiting..
20 coins for the first 50 visits, 10 coins for the next 25 visits and 5 coins after..
you can also make coins by petting and washing other people's pet as you visit..
also by winning on the hurdle race (10 race per day @30 coins if you win)..
since i am that crazy i have 10.000 coins but i'm only saving them throughout the week for monday..
in pet society there are shops which allows you to buy furniture, food, clothes, gadgets and other fun stuff..
usually there's new stuff every monday, so that's when i blow my money..
then i continue to save for the rest of the week :)
don't worry this game won't keep you awake 24/7, for me the most time it took me to make all the coins is just 1.5 hours..
so no you won't see me glued to the computah playing pet society..

what's your addiction?