Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Baby Ape Peachs and Cream Cupcakes for Baby Grant

When my husband was at business school, his group of friends referred to themselves as APE. I won't say what it stands for (hint: it has to do something with being Asian and jobs) for various reasons, but their mascot naturally became Bathing Ape (Bape). So Ben, one of the founding members of Ape, and Wallis became proud parents of baby Grant in August, I wanted to bake a special cake for them and their newborn baby.  As I was browsing through Google search results for Bape, I came across Baby Milo -- baby Bape character -- perfect for baby Grant's special cupcakes! 

I baked simple sugar cookie Milos decorated with dark chocolate. Thankfully, Milo's circular head shape enabled me to punch them out with round cookie cutters. 

Because one of my favorite things about summer is sweet, juicy stone fruits, I decided to make peaches and cream cupcakes. I whipped up a batch of peach jam filling with fresh peaches from the farmer's market and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Then the light vanilla chiffon cakes were hollowed out and generously filled with this peach jam. 

The cupcakes were topped off with fluffy vanilla cream cheese frosting and milo cookies. 

Look at the glowing couple! These cupcakes were for the parents and the guests to enjoy this time around, but hopefully I will get to bake Grant his first Cakes by Ji cake to enjoy in the near future!  Congratulations Ben and Wallis!


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