Saturday, April 24, 2010

Box of Chocolates Cupcakes

I promised pictures of my latest Cupcake Creations: Box of Chocolates*... and here they are!! First I have to show you my "Sprinkle Station".

You see first I made a whole batch of mini cupcakes. Then you frost about 2/3 of them and roll the edges in various sprinkles or jimmies. The remaining 1/3 you heat the frosting up until it is liquid and dip the tops of them into it to give it a shiny glazed look!

Do you see the shiny ones?? The ones in the back are the regular frosted ones.

Then to make half of them look like actual chocolates you cut marshmallows in half and dip in the same heated frosting (by the way the heated chocolate I used was DARK chocolate - which gives it the rich dark color) Once they are all dipped you place them in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Then carefully place the marshmallow piece on a cupcake and to add to the look you pipe the milk chocolate frosting design on top. *Marshmallows cut horizontally you make swirly designs on. Marshmallows cut vertically have drizzle designs.

Here is the finished product - you can see the drizzle vs. swirly. The rest of the cupcakes you decorate with various candies in coordinating colors. These were for an Acts of Grace** Retreat so the theme was PINK! Can you tell? Oh and there is no picture but once you are all done you fill in the in-between space with (again color-coordinating) skittles!
And no I did not put this in crooked on purpose. I reloaded this picture and it shows everything is right and turned the right direction but WILL NOT load the right way! So sorry - you get to turn your head and observe my beautiful cupcakes crooked!
*These cupcake creations were made from "Hello Cupcake" by Karen Tack
**Acts of Grace is a ministry to Post-Abortive and Sexually-Abused Women (and Men) For more info please click on the link above!


Kristy K said...

I just got the photo albums yesterday! Thank you for such a neat prize!!!

Moderate Means said...

Those look amazing! Wow!