Lottie + Doof inspiration...
The title was inspired by one of Lottie + Doof's most beautiful posts: Gratitude + Orange Rolls, written after Tim was nominated for 2 (yes, 2) Saveur food blog awards. The rolls look divine and I was so excited to hear about his nominations. The name has for some reason stuck in my head, and I couldn't help using it because it just seemed perfect.
I baked these cupcakes out of gratitude, and they also happen to be orange :)
My week at Indigo was just fantastic: I actually got to cook in the kitchen! I helped make gayozas, phyllo pastries, macchiato brulées, almond-date tarts, and I even learnt some molecular gastronomy. Everyone showed me what they were doing, talked with me, showed me around and let me help make things... In an award-winning fine dining restaurant...
My days working in service were a blast because everyone felt like family. They're bonkers, funny, energetic and oh-so-sweet. I really can't believe how close I became with them all, and how much they did with me- showing me how to make cappuccinos, taking guests to their tables, serving at parties and just having a good time.
I wanted to make something to thank everyone for the time they gave me, so I spent Saturday baking. These came out a little dry, but still yum.
I realised I don't have a photo of the cupcakes with their frosting! I (tried to) make royal icing and after much error, a ziploc piping bag, toothpicks and a bunch of cocoa powder, my mum and I frosted each cupcake with a part of the Indigo logo- the grain, leaf or fish. They were pretty cute :)
From Cupcakes From The Primrose Bakery, by Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas