This month's Cupcake Hero marks the 1-year anniversary! To celebrate Laurie decided that Cupcake Hero needed it's own site, check it out HERE. Now you can post your entry directly to the site and see everyone else's entry as well.
This month's theme was Bakers Choice. That means we could choose at least 2 or more of the past 12 themes and go with it.
I choose Lime, Cranberry and Marshmallow. It might sound like a wierd combination, but it works out well. I was inspired by one of my favorite drinks, which combines cranberry juice, lime juice and zest and a little carbonated water. It is sour and delightful. So, I went with a lime flavored cupcake, a cranberry-lime filling and Dorie's marshmallow frosting.
The outcome was delicious. This is a light, tangy cupcake with a fluffy frosting. Perfect if you ask me, but I am not the judge!
Put the sugar, cream of tartar and water in a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, cover the pan and boil for 3 minutes. Uncover and allow the syrup to boil until it reaches 242 degrees F on the candy thermometer. While the syrup is cooking, start beating the egg whites. When the syrup is at about 235 degrees F, begin beating the egg whites on medium speed with the whisk attachment or with a hand mixer.