June 27, 2006

Bulls Eye Cupcakes!

Hit the Cheesecake Bullseye!
"Have you tried the BullsEye?"asked fellow food blogger Nic, from BakingSheet. I havn't stopped thinking about it since. Lori from DessertsComeFirst offered a link to her large round bullseye cheesecake and it looked marvelous! I just HAD to whip out my baking utensiles immediately! The idea was actually getting in the way of my sleep! Haha; I don't deny, I'm quite a baking fanatic! Even with my ridiculous studying schedule; I managed to squeeze in an hour at 8am to bake these. I was thinking about it as I tossed and turned in bed and decided; oh what the heck! I put my jacket on top of my pj's, brushed my teeth and trekked outside in the cold fog to the nearest 24 hour convenience store to get 2 blocks of cream cheese. My baking spree in the morning payed off well....I got my concentration back and was studying all morning after the tiny little sweet cheesey delights were left to set in my fridge.
I came across a really simple and quick recipe from CookingforEngineers a couple of days ago and decided it would be great to use that for my cheesecake today. All it requires is;
1 lb cream cheese softened
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
(for the cookie base; you can use an entire cookie and drop it in the center of your cupcake paper lining or you can do what I've done which is ( 6 slices digestive crushed mixed with 1 tbsp castor sugar and 50gms melted butter) I pressed this into the base of my cupcake molds.
Beat the all the ingredients till smooth and divide into separate bowls ( as many colours as you like I guess). Drop food colouring into each different bowl of filling and stir to combine. I coloured my brown with melted chocolate and pink with some strawberry jam. It needed a couple more drops as the jam didn't give a bright enough shade of pink.
Carefully spoon mixtures of the cheese into the center; one colour at a time alternately. You should get rings of differently colours; as shown here on mine.
Bake in preheated 175 degree oven for 15 minutes and allow to cool. Place in refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.

They were absolutely delicious! Really interesting to make as well! People usually have brown and beige as a combination for their bullseye...but being the girly girl that I am, I couldn't resist the idea of strawberries and pink! LOL.
Here's a variation I made with more brown filling and a little chocolate chip on top. Oh, by the way...if you were wondering how I made those little tiny arrows; they were made with tooth picks and little bits of sugar paste formed into triangles. The ends were just little pieces of sticky tape I cut and shaped. They don't really serve a purpose; but I thought they would be cute. *grin*Here's a picture of my new cupcake apron! I love it to pieces!! It wouldn't look like this for too long though...I have a history of really dirty @ seasoned aprons. This black one will probably be grey in no time! *sob*

23 comments:

Ellena Mummy said...

Wow..suyin your cheesecake is so colourful...

Really envy your energy of coming out all these good food... envy your room mate

Audrey Cooks said...

Oh my! the apron is so adorable! Perfect match :D

Su-Yin said...

thanks ellena and audrey.
I feel they were a little too bright though...I wanted tomake the pink a little more pastel in shade...but the strips wouldnt stant out enough...so i had to make them bright pink! haha

jackie said...

Hey suyin!
the cheesecake was really nice :)
especially like the base!(pinky shared with us)thanx heaps!
lots of luck for the exams n all the very best!

Su-Yin said...

hey jackie! thats really sweet of you :)
Best of luck for your exams as well; hope youre not freaking out as much as pinky! haha

Nic said...

Very cool, Suyin. You did a fantastic job with the cupcakes! I also love that apron. Where's is from? I totally want to get one.

Nic said...

Thanks Suyin. Even if they don't, I'm sure I can bribe one of my Sydney friends to ship one to me.

Su-Yin said...

that sounds like a plan :) lol...mail them some cookies express! haha

Lori said...

Hi Suyin,
Thanks so much for the link! Those bulls-eye cupcakes are marvelous! I've only seen this type in brown and white, but pink? Genius!

Su-Yin said...

all thanks to your inspiring post lori :)

Chloe said...

Love the apron. Where did you get it!!

Su-Yin said...

hey chloe...this should help :)
http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Product/ProductInfo.aspx?id=1593372

Puspha said...

Oh so beautiful!!! Well done girl.

Su-Yin said...

thanks puspha

Liz :) said...

So pretty!!! I love pink as well! :) It seems pretty tough to get it so perfectly shaped tho! as in the different coloured swirls! Well done!:)

YinYin said...

Hi! Suyin.
I really love your cheesecake...you're a genius!

Today, I have made the cheesecake but I have failed of making the 'bulls eye'. I need your help S.O.S. from you, Please!
First, I pour white batter on the biscuit base. Second, I pour brown in the center. 3rd, I pour white in the center ... etc. It's come out that the surface is white and with a brown circle in the middle.
Thanks a lot.

Su-Yin said...

hey yiin yin, the problem could possibly be that your batter is too thick. you need a cheesecake batter which is a liquid and flowy consistency, try beating the cheese a little longer to remove lumps and add 2 tbsp's of milk

YinYin said...

Thanks for your help and reply me so early. (^o^)
One more question... You mean that my steps are correct but the batter is not flowy??

Su-Yin said...

yea...what you're doing sounds right. But the batter consistency isn't. Try adding a little fluid

YinYin said...

Thanks Suyin. @-->--
The cheesecake is taste good but the pattern is awful that I have made. But now, I have your Genius's direction...I will try again.
Introduce myself: I'm Malaysian too but I live in H.K.

Nice to meet you. Good Luck!

Riana said...

Excellent job!
I have to do this, too :)

Bernice said...

Hey lovely cheesecake you have!!! I was actually researching for my french essay (about food) but I chance upon this recipe and drop everything and rush to the kitchen immediately. =X

However, unlike your beautiful cheesecake, mine turn out a mess and I had to swirl it in the end (which are quite ugly too). =(

I shall try again SOON!!!

emelleen said...

Hi Suyin, i love explore ur blog...and i already tried this bulls eye cheese cupcakes...it's easy maa....thanksss a lot....and i got order from my friend....huhuhu....u r inspired me...SUYIN! thanks a lot....