Thursday, May 22, 2008

Persian Love Cupcakes

Persian Love Cake. Sounds sexy huh? That’s exactly what I thought when I saw this over at Couture Cupcakes. Minko (of Couture Cupcakes) entered this cake in a blog event. Minko even made her cake in the shape of hearts! If you have never gone to Minko’s than you have been missing out on some awesome cupcakes!

At Couture Cupcakes it’s all about hot men and even hotter cupcakes. She bakes up the most amazing cupcake flavor combinations. And she also manages to keep us updated on the sexy adventures of Hollywood and Australia’s leading men.So when I saw this recipe, I thought, “…I have to make this!” I was going to bake it as a traditional cake. But then I thought, “…hey, Minko’s all about cupcakes and I haven’t featured a cupcake here in awhile.” Hence, The Sexy Persian Love Cupcakes were born.

The cupcakes are a chiffon cake topped off with rose water scented whipped cream. The spices in this cake are an exotic combination of lemon, cardamom, saffron, and pistachios. I had hesitations about the dried rose petals; but they just seemed to melt into the whipped cream with no problems. The rose water definitely perfumed the cupcakes. As you bring the cupcake up to take a bite you can't help but to notice the rose scent. A word of caution, do not add more rose water than directed, if you add too much the icing will taste soapy.

Ah, ...Persian Love Cake. If you need some sexy cake in your life grab the recipe here. If you want to go over and "hi" to Minko click here.

28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Those cupcakes ARE sexy!! And oh-so-delicious I bet, as well :0)

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

Gigi! they are fantastic
You are the best honey!
Kiss
Silvia

glamah16 said...

Those are some sexy cupcakes. I have some pistachios and a can of pistachio paste thats I'm itching to use.

Stef said...

One of my favorite bloggers blogging about some amazing looking cupcakes from one of my other favorite bloggers - what more could I ask for!

Kevin said...

Those cupcakes look great! Nice presentation.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Sexy cupcakes indeed. I love your presentation of them.

Katie said...

Great looking cupcakes and gorgeous presentation.

Indigo said...

I just love the name of these cakes! And the idea of the dried rose petals. Beautiful.

Maria said...

Gigi those cupcakes are so romantic looking!!

Maria
x

Grace said...

rising steadily on my to-do list: purchase rose essence or rose water or rose petals, apply to something sweet, and enjoy. (i've never eaten anything flavored with rose!) when i do obtain something rosy, these cupcakes are on the hot list of things to make!

Deborah said...

They do sound sexy - and look very sexy as well!!

Mara said...

those look AMAZING gigi...i just got some rose water last week and i have been dying to use it!!!

Hannah said...

Sounds lovely! I've become much more fond of rosewater lately, and this looks like a great way to use it.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

ohhh...beautiful. i in fact just used a pistacho, lemon and rosewater combo in something that i will post about mid-week (hmmm....). the flavors are so delicate and really nice!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Looks and sounds sexy!

Half Baked said...

Gigi these cupcakes look fantastic!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Your cupcakes look like gorgeous and I'm turning green over your beautiful pink glass cake stand!

ovenhaven said...

Absolutely sexy! These would be perfect for Valentine's I should think. I have rose water at home, and had been contemplating on using it in a cupcake. We've only had rosewater in fragrant rice, so I don't know how my family would react to it in cupcakes. I've bookmarked this, though. Thanks for sharing, sweetie :)

Rosie said...

I just love the name "Persian Love cupcakes", they really are fantastic Gigi :)

Rosie x

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I love those middle (?near) Eastern flavours - so very more-ish. In a cupcake - oh yeah, baby!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow these sound so fragrant and delish! Not to mention they LOOK beautiful!

Janna said...

These cupcakes make me feel all hot and bothered... hee hee...

Thanks for the sweet comment about the cake. It's too bad I don't live in California anymore or I would totally come bring you one of your very own. :)

Dhanggit said...

i agree these persian love cupcakes are really irresistably sexy!!

Jj said...

These look fantastic! You did an outstanding job.

Mara said...

these beautiful things inspired me on thursday to make some vanilla buttermilk cupcakes with rosewater frosting, they were divine!! the rosewater is such an amazing flavor.

CupCakeGirl said...

GORGEOUS, DELICIOUS, SENSUAL, BEAUTIFUL, words cannot describe those cupcakes!

CupCakeGirl said...

GORGEOUS, DELICIOUS, SENSUAL, BEAUTIFUL, words cannot describe those cupcakes!

Megan said...

I really need to try rose water. I love that flavor combo and your beautiful cake stand!