My daughter and I recently had a couple of occasions to bake some cupcakes. My husband is on the Board of the Mooresville non-profit organization, Welcome Home Veterans. The head of Bojangle’s restaurants was coming for a visit to learn more about them and possibly donate to their building fund. DH asked me to make some cupcakes for his visit and this is what happened:
I tried to find red sprinkles but all I could find was red sugar, so I used chocolate sprinkles and the red sugar on bright yellow frosting. The cupcake is a moist devil’s food. He made the flags and we cut skewers in half to use for the flags. They were a big hit and the Bojangle’s guy was impressed. Mission accomplished.
My daughter’s boyfriend had a birthday recently and she wanted to make S’mores cupcakes for him.
We filled the devil’s food cupcakes with marshmallow cream filling and made a marshmallow frosting. We sprinkled the graham crackers crumbs on top, dipped a graham cracker in melted chocolate and stuck that in the frosting. They looked pretty good, too… until the graham cracker sucked a lot of the moisture out of the frosting and sort of fell over. No, I don’t have photos of that. They were delicious and that’s what matters. Lesson learned. No graham crackers stuck into the frosting. The frosting does not actually contain any marshmallow - it’s sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla. Tastes just like marshmallow, though.
The BF took them home. He and his roommate and their friends enjoyed them. We will try the marshmallow frosting again, I think it needed to cook a little longer in order to be a little more firm.
I will have a stamping related post later in the week. Thanks for stopping by!