Hello everyone! I’m on my honeymoon this week and asked a few blogging friends to share some guest posts with you. Today I’m excited to introduce Cristina of I Say Nomato! She is one of my co-hosts from The Wednesday Showcase and I always love seeing her yummy recipes. You’ll love this one!
Hello everyone! My name’s Cristina, and I blog over at I Say Nomato. I’m very excited to be guest posting on A Savory Feast, especially for this occasion! A huge congratulations to Jenna, and I hope you two have a completely fantastic wedding and honeymoon. Don’t forget to just soak everything in and enjoy every second!
Fall is one of the most romantic times of the year, it’s perfect for weddings! The trees are so beautiful, and it’s chilly enough for holding hands and cuddling under blankets with mugs of hot cocoa or apple cider.
What could be more festive for a fall wedding than these gorgeous, mouth-watering Apple Cider Cupcakes with delicate Swiss Meringue Buttercream?
These apple cider cupcakes will blow your mind.
Mainly for two reasons: First, because I don’t know about you, but I generally associate words like ‘apple’ and ‘cinnamon’ with muffins instead of cupcakes. I’ll be honest, my brain had a bit of an issue and I kept calling them ‘muffins’ instead of cupcakes and had everyone in my house generally confused as to what I was ACTUALLY making.
And second, because they’re so. FREAKING. AMAZING. Seriously. I mean, I’ve shared cupcakes on my blog before. Well move aside Amaretto Sour Cupcakes, because these are so delicate, so incredibly moist and light and overall a completely perfect package that they’re giving my all time favourites a run for their money.
I’m going to tell you right now that you must follow all of these instructions very carefully. I mean, I generally know what I’m doing in the kitchen so sometimes I look at a recipe and say, yeah, that looks easy, and then wing it.
That was how the first batch of cupcakes ended up looking like doughnut holes suspended in bubbling cider. They were so gross.
The second time, I actually followed the instructions and they turned out WAY better!
When it comes to the buttercream, again, make sure to follow the instructions, even if they include a sentence like “At one point it will look like cottage cheese, just keep mixing it!” Those instructions do not lie.
Trust in the recipe. Recipes are like a marriage. They require a little salt, a little sweet, and a lot of patience and trust!
And just like a marriage, when you have the perfect balance of ingredients, it’s pure magic!
I followed Dessert. Design. Life’s recipe for the Swiss Meringue Buttercream (she has a bunch of flavour suggestions and progress pics if you are interested in more!) and Laura’s Sweet Spot’s recipe for Apple Cider Cupcakes. The cupcakes are garnished with gorgeous Apple Chips from Cooking with Carlee. They remind me of rose petals and fall leaves and are just so lacy and delicate. I adore them!
Hello, I’m Cristina! I blog over at I Say Nomato, where all the food is free from potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Made completely from scratch with fresh ingredients, you won’t miss them at all once you’ve tried these delicious recipes!