Tom: So, what did we all think of the cupcakes?
Jenny: They were so lovely after all those hot-cross buns. I’ve been living on hot-cross buns for two days.
Kirstin: So Miles has been asking me why it is called Good Friday?
Jenny: It’s really Bad Friday. It’s really bad and sad. It’s the saddest day of the year.
Kirstin: Was Jesus precipitating his trip to the cross? Did he know what he was doing when he went to The Temple?
Jenny: Of course he did.
Kirstin: I thought these cupcakes were moister than Nigella’s recipe. And I downloaded the app to learn to do the frosting (thank you Kathryn for the tip!). But I couldn’t do her swirl. I watched it five or six times, and I tried, but the swirl was not happening.
Tom: Her icing was stiffer. I think you need stiffer icing to do the swirl.
Kirstin: She has this whole thing where you beat it slower to start off with and then you speed up once it’s all mixed up. I will be doing these cupcakes from now on. Not Nigella’s.
Simon: Is there a difference between frosting and icing?
Kirstin: I think frosting has more butter. And I have rearranged the kitchen so I can do more baking. The Kitchenaid now lives on the surface!
Jenny: But how can a cupcake recipe differ? Aren’t they all the same?
Kirstin: No, this one has more milk! And it has plain flour, not self-raising flour.
Simon: I like the Easter eggs on top.
Kirstin: That was the only bit I didn’t make!