Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Bears are Fierce, but Ginger-Honey Bears are FEROSH!

Bears maul people.  ...Fierce?  Maybe.  

These bears will maul you with ginger.  And honey (they're bears!).  And they'll look fabulous in the process.  Now that is some Feroshity.  

But not all bears are made for mauling.  Meet Flowery Bear.... (*cough* RAMI-BEAR)

Flowery Bear is so not fierce.  (Tranny mess, indeeed)

Flowery Bear gets BEARCLAWED!

Muahahahaahahahaha.  He was delicous.

But the other bears were delicously:


For Fierce Ginger Honey Bear Cupcakes:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup boiling water
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 F.
Whisk together the sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl.  Add the honey and oil, and whisk until well combined.  
Sift together the flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Gradually add this to the egg mixture, mixing until incorporated.
Slowly pour the boiling water into the batter, stirring constantly until fully incorporated.  The batter should be liquid.
Pour the batter into lined muffin tins, filling the cups 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 30 minutes and let cool.
Makes about 18 cupcakes.

Creme Anglaise (ok, so I really just needed to use some egg yolks... but this worked really well with the cupcakes!)

1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk the yolks with the sugar in a bowl.  In a small saucepan, heat the milk and cream until it begins to simmer.  Slowly pour the heated milk mixture into the yolk mixture, whisking continuously.  When it is fully incorporated, return the mixture to the saucepan, add the vanilla, and cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.  
When cooled, spoon over the cupcakes.

To decorate the cupcakes, just melt some chocolate, put it in a pastry bag, and have at it!  Have at it in a ferociously creative way, that is.  

Bunnies get claw pwned by bears.  Fact.  =)

Created for the best blogging event ever, hosted by CB of I Heart Cuppycakes.


Priscilla said...

AAGH! Those look too "fierce" to resist! Great design on them too!!

CB said...

haha!! bears are totally fierce. esp honey bears! Thanks for entering!

Amy said...


are those Asian bears? because they're super fierce.


Cookiemouse said...

Cookiemice love bears!

Mary said...

Your bears look super ferosh! Total hillarity!

Rachel said...

Spicy! and Fierce! Great job!!

Cakespy said...

MON Dieu now if these are not the sweetest things I have ever seen....

Katie said...

Oh my gosh, these are the CUTEST THINGS! I love them!