The knucklehead was going to a Halloween party and asked if I would bake him some cupcakes to take with him.
I decided on a red velvet cupcake in a black paper cup, and then on the top I used a blob of strawberry jam, and covered it in white butter icing squiggles to make them look like brains. I then drizzled a bright red icing all over the completed “brain”!
Chocolate cupcakes in gold cups, with yellow cream cheese icing and little fondant bees!
These are strawberry cupcakes in silver cups, iced with bright pink cream cheese icing and little pink fondant bunnies- for Kerri’s nickname.
I was going to ice them with pink vanilla butter icing, but in my rush to get finished, my mixing jug slid off the kitchen counter, and about 3 litres of butter icing ended up on the floor when my jug shattered.
I need to replace this jug…
I attempted to bake cupcakes that look like little burgers for my nephew Nathan’s 5th birthday party.
New cupcakes ideas don’t always look like I want them to look on the first attempt though…
First I baked plan vanilla cupcakes with sesame seeds on top to represent the burger bun, and then I baked chocolate cupcakes that were to become the “burger patty”. Unfortunately I bumped one of the switches on the oven and burnt the tops of the chocolate ones – rendering them unusable for the “patties” – but I could use the bottom halves…
While they cooled, I made a white butter icing and then I thinly sliced some green glace cherries to represent pickles.
Then I cut the vanilla ones in half, and cut the bottoms off the chocolate ones. Using a blob of strawberry jam, I stuck the bottoms of the chocolate ones to the bottoms of the vanilla ones.
I divided the finished white icing in half, and coloured one lot with yellow and one lot with red… though I have yet to master the art of red icing! I always get a pinkish colour o.O !
Thanx to tips in my baking books, I have found the easiest way to fill a piping bag is to put it into a tall glass, folding the edges over the cup, and then spoon the icing into the bag. Then you just twist it shut and squeeze!
I then piped yellow icing onto one half of the chocolate part of the cupcake, topped it with a few “pickle slices” (the cherries), and then piped on the “red” icing, after filling the piping bag the same way.
Then I topped it with the other half of the vanilla cupcakes.
These are margarita cupcakes.
Yes, I said margarita. With tequila and all- in the cake and in the frosting!
They’re decorated with a tequila-icing glaze, a little wedge of lime and some salt flakes!!
They were a HUGE hit and I’ll definitely be doing them again some time!