January 27, 2012


Chinese New Year Dessert Oopsie

You know all those party blogs out there that show you their flawless tables, desserts etc. Yeah, this isn't one of those party blogs.  I sit here tonight, the day before my Chinese New Year party get together, and share an oopsie with you.  I saw these amazing looking Green Tea cupcakes and thought they would be perfect for dessert. Look how gorgeous these are: (source )

I love green tea, hot not cold. I drink about 2-3 cups everyday. So I thought I'd love these cupcakes.
I don't cook much because I always end up with ingredients that I don't know what to do with if I don't care for the recipe. I'm a picky eater, just ask any of my friends. But I always love to try new desserts especially for when they fit so well with the theme. For example, here's the cake ingredients:

For the cakes:
1/2 cup soy yogurt
2/3 cup rice milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 to 4 teaspoons matcha tea powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar

I had a heck of a time finding the soy yogurt. Oh I found soy yogurt at chain stores but not plain soy yogurt.  I finally found some but had to buy a 32 oz size. What am I going to do with the rest of it?   Now you foodie's have probably used it before but eww, it smells funky and looks a little..off.

The author of this recipe says you HAVE to use matcha powder.  Problem was the only place I found it was New Seasons and it was, are you ready for this, $22!  I couldn't bring myself to pay $22 when all I was going to use was 3-4  teaspoons.  I like my green tea in the little baggies. Easy to use at work. When I poured the batter into the liners it was super runny. I don't think it was suppose to be.

So here's my oopsie cupcakes:

Not very pretty is it?  They smelled good while baking and looked good but then sank. I tried one and it didn't want to come out of the liner very well. It was moist, yeah, and tasted pretty good.  My glaze isn't a beautiful shade of green tea and thick like the author of the recipe's is.  I didn't have a flower cookie cutter so I tried to form one by hand.

Good thing my friends bringing over peanut cookies or we wouldn't have dessert.
Most of the time my desserts turn out great. But sometimes...there's an oopsie.


  1. The cupcakes look so cute! I bet the party was awesome! Happy New Year!

  2. Ha ha Sue you're sweet. I thought mine didn't turn out so cute. The party was a lot of fun. I have great friends who get into spirit :) Post about it on Monday.

  3. It's so great that you post your oopsies and near misses! I mean, every event is a learning experience and it's nice to be reminded that we all don't get it perfect every single time.


  4. Thank you TheMistressT. Yep, perfection is not something you'll see on this party blog :)


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