5 de abril de 2012

Spring Cupcakes/Cupcakes de primavera

Desde hoy Baking in Spain en español más abajo…!!!! (Sé que estoy yo más emocionada que el resto, ¡ahora no tenéis excusa! )

Don’t be scared, this post is long but not as much as it looks (half of it is… in Spanish!!)

Most of my family and friends understand what I write in English or they don’t care too much and just look at the pictures. However, there are four people that never understand a word: my grandparents (unless they translate it in the google translator which I just found out they know how to use).

Yes, I’m really lucky, I have my four grandparents with me and they even know how to use internet. It’s pretty amazing, my grandpa Lluis is the best at going through the internet and selecting recipes that he collects and sometimes even cooks (yes, he cooks!) and he makes amazing paellas. My grandpa Celesti has a twitter account (we call him abuelo twitteràgrandpa twitter), if you do understand Spanish I do strongly recommend that you follow him, he writes very interesting stuff. My grandma Rosa has facebook and email, she sends really great emails that always make me smile. My grandma Roser loves geography and she always checks google images to see where we are travelling or living.

The only thing I don’t like is that they live in a town near Barcelona and I live in Madrid so I don’t get to see them that much. That’s why I’ve decided to start writing the same posts in Spanish so that they can actually understand what I’m saying and be a little closer to me.

Now something else, remember the Sex and the City cupcakes? Well, they were for a contest, Desafío Cupcake and I won!! I won MagnoliaBakery’s Cookbook, I’ll be having it home soon and I’m REALLY excited!!  Although I know there’s no chance I’ll win this month I really liked the theme: spring cupcakes so I made some cupcakes, actually not just some... lots of them! And I even took them to Barcelona for my grandparents to try them!

I made lemon cupcakes that you can find in Joy of baking’s website and chocolate cupcakes that you can find in Glorious Treats’blog. The recipe I used for the buttercream for both cupcakes is also from Glorious Treats. I had a great time decorating them, hope you like what I did, I will get better, I promise!! Both recipes were delicious, but I especially liked the chocolate one (because chocolate is ALWAYS better!),  however, most of those who tried them preferred the lemon ones.

Bieeeeeeeeeeeeen voy a empezar a escribir este blog también en español!! La mayoría de mi familia y de mis amigos entienden lo que escribo en inglés o no les importa mucho y sólo miran las fotos (o ni siquiera eso) pero hay cuatro lectores que no entienden una palabra en inglés: mis abuelos (excepto si lo traducen con el traductor de google que me he enterado hace poco que utilizan y estoy impresionada).

Sí, tengo mucha suerte, tengo a mis cuatro abuelos conmigo e incluso saben cómo utilizar internet. Es impresionante, mi abuelo Lluis es el mejor para localizar recetas en internet y seleccionarlas, luego las colecciona e incluso cocina algunas (si, cocina) hace unos arroces impresionantes. My abuelo Celesti tiene una cuenta de twitter (le llamamos el abuelo twitter), recomiendo que lo sigáis, escribe cosas que merece la pena leer. Mi abuela Rosa tiene facebook y email, sus correos siempre me hacen sonreír. Por último, y no por ello menos importante, a mi abuela Roser le encanta la geografía y siempre mira en las imágenes de google los lugares a los que viajamos o en los que estamos viviendo para estar al día. Impresionante verdad?
Lo único que no me gusta es que viven en un pueblo cerca de Barcelona y yo vivo en Madrid por lo que no les veo mucho. Por eso he decidido empezar a escribir los mismos posts en español para que puedan entender lo que digo y estén un poco más cerca de mí.

Dejadme que os moleste un poco mas, os acordáis de los cupcakes inspirados en Sexo en Nueva York? Eran para un concurso, Desafío Cupcake y gané!!! Me enviarán en unos días el libro de Magnolia Bakery, tengo muchísimas ganas de tenerlo en mis manos!! A pesar de que sé que no voy a ganar este mes me encantó el desafío: cupcakes primaverales así que tenía que hacer cupcakes, muchas cupcakes!!!! Incluso les llevé algunas a mis abuelos en Barcelona para que los probasen.


Hice cupcakes de limón cuya receta podéis encontrar en la página Joy of Baking y cupcakes de chocolate que podéis encontrar en Glorious Treats y utilicé el mismo buttercream para ambas, el de GloriousTreats. Las recetas están en inglés, intentaré traducir recetas en otros posts pero este ya es muy largo tal y como está!!! Si alguien las quiere y no entiende inglés que me lo diga y se lo traduzco. Me encantó decorar las cupcakes, espero que os guste lo que hice, pero mejoraré, lo prometo!!! Ambas recetas estabas buenísimas pero a mi me gustó especialmente la de chocolate (porque el chocolate SIEMPRE es mejor!), aunque la mayoría de lo que los probaron prefirieron la de limón... para gustos, los colores!!!

20 comentarios:

  1. Congratulations Mirela! I'm so happy for you. How exciting to have won a competition. And very well deserved too. I love your spring cupcakes. The colours are gorgeous. And your grandparents sound very lovely and yes, you are blessed to have all four still in your life. Happy Easter to all your family xx

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  2. Congratulations on winning the cookbook! Estos cupcakes parecían fantásticos! Y los de la primavera también! I love that you're writing your posts in Spanish now, too! Sí, tienes mucha suerte para tener todos tus abuelos tan cerca de ti, pero tus abuelos tienen mucha suerte tambien para tener una nieta que les trajo cupcakes!

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  3. Congrats on your win!! The sex in the city ones were so cute. But these are even better, if I may say so myself! I love the look of the daisy ones. I don't think I would even want to eat them they are so adorable! That is one of the areas that I am seriously lacking... I can't decorate for the life of me. I love seeing your grandparents in this post. I wish I were closer to mine, too. And bueno suerte with writing all your posts in Spanish and English! That's a lot of typing. I took spanish in high school, so I'm going to read your posts in spanish too to keep up with it :)

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  4. Absolutely wonderful cupcakes! And great to know about your grandparents. My in-laws have adapted themselves to use the internet, my parents are also making the effort, though they still prefer telephone over the internet.

    Congrats on winning the contest :). Hope to see more recipes from the book here :)

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  5. Congrats on the win! Love these cupcakes!! You are very talented. Technology is a good thing - nice that your grandparents have imbraced it so you can keep in touch. Sounds like you have a lovely family.

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  6. THEY LOOK AMAZING!!! Your grandparents are so cute. :)

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  7. Congratulations on winning! I think you could win this month with these cute cupcakes! That's so cool that you have all of your grandparents still1

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  8. Que maravilla que te animes a escribir también es español, entiendo que es doble trabajo, pero me alegra tener que hacer menos esfuerzo mental para leerte...ja,ja,ja...
    Oye, felicitaciones por ganarte el premio de Swe and the City, en verdad estaban bellos. Y estos primaverales me encantan.
    Tus abuelitos sí que están todas, yo con las justas consigo que mi mamá prenta su compu, y tuvimos que ponerle un shortcut especial para que pudiera entrar a mi blog sin mucho esfuerzo.
    AH...y tienes un premio esperando por ti: http://mividaenundulce.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/tengo-un-versatile-blogger-award/

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  9. congratulations on winning with your very sexy Cosmos cupcakes! it's great that your grandparents are keeping in touch with you this way. I have yet to either Facebook or Twitter (my kids and nieces Facebook of course). And so considerate of you to write your blog in both languages too!

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  10. Very cut cupcakes. You are one lucky lady to such wonderful grandparents--enjoy them.

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  11. How very thoughtful that you are doing your posts also in Spanish for your grandparents. That is such a cute picture of you with them and you are lucky that you have all four of them leaving fairly close to you. Congratulations on winning the cookbook! I know that it will give you many hours of baking pleasure. Your cupcakes are so pretty and shout "Spring!"

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  12. Perfect spring cupcakes! All your grandparents sound wonderful!

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  13. T'han quedat magnífics aquests cupcakes, Mireia! I sembla que als teus avis els han agradat força.

    Saps una cosa, jo que estic tipa de fer magdalenes de tot tipus encara no m'he animat a decorar-les i transformar-les en cupcakes!! Em fa l'impressió que les cobertures són molt dolces i no ens agraden els dolços massa embafosos.

    PTNTS, bones mones i bona Pasqua!
    Dolça

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  14. Congratulations on your win! These spring cupcakes are adorable. So glad your 4 grandparents read your blog.

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  15. How pretty! If I get a moment to myself this weekend, I may try my hand at decorating cupcakes.

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  16. The cupcakes look wonderful! The great thing about photos, much like food, is that the language is universal. Spanish or English, I know a good cupcake when I see one! :)

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  17. I think it is so sweet of you to write in Spanish for your grandparents, you are lucky to have them. My grandparents have passed away years ago and I really miss them.
    Back to the cupcakes, you captured spring beautifully, I hope you'll win this time too and congrats on winning last time

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  18. TOOOOMAAAAA!! también en español! eres una artista, tienen una pinta fabulosa! por cierto, el mostrador de cupcakes es superchulo >;) Un Besazoo! y sigue asi, y yo que lo vea y lo disfrute!!

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  19. the cupcakes are so cutesy and sweet-looking! :)

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  20. Congratulations on winning the Magnolia Bakery book. Your cupcakes look very delicious.

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