This Valrhona Dark Chocolate Cupcake was learnt during my very first baking workshop at Shermay's Cooking School last year. The simple preparation method and ingredient list boasted my confidence; most recipes at the school are almost foolproof. I got hooked and also realised that baking is very therapeutic for me.
The buttercream itself is easy to make. Once ready, it's up to one's imagination to decorate the bare cupcakes. Realised that much patience and meticulous labour is actually involved in the decoration part.
While I have yet to master the decoration skills that of Chef Joycelyn (not sure if I could ever), I guess with some effort, results could be pretty good looking as well.