Making the cupcakes was good. The method was slightly unusual, but I've noticed that this baking adventure has made me a lot more open to new methods. I'm far from a carefree baker, but I'm getting rid of some of my baggage!
In the end, I'd say that my cupcakes turned out a pretty good. They are a little dry, but the cake is rich, spicy, and spongy. The bits of ginger have a nice kick and bite. The sweet, tart icing is a nice complement to the cake; it cuts the spice and lightens everything up, even if it is a little grainy. But good luck keeping the icing even semi-firm in a warm climate!
Overall, these little cakes are tasty and satisfying. They aren't "light" but they are yummy. But if you want to make a delicious, gingery cake, I suggest making the Fresh Ginger Cake instead! I personally need to remake it so I can remember exactly why it made my taste buds sing.