Friday, August 27, 2010

Pink Red Velvet

One of my husband’s co-workers asked if I could bake a dozen Red Velvet cupcakes for her granddaughter’s birthday.  Of course, I couldn’t resist.  An excuse to bake AND enjoy extras!

She said her granddaughter loved anything pink and princess.  I knew immediately I was going to tint the dreamy cream cheese frosting (how can you go wrong with a stick of butter, cream cheese and sugar!) pink, but I wanted to do a little more.  I found a mold for a tiara cupcake topper.  It was perfect!  I just had to fill the molds, let it set and then stick them into the frosted cupcakes.

Sadly, I could not get my white chocolate to temper properly and filling the molds was not as simple as it should have been.  The molds got air bubbles in them that I could not get rid of despite all my efforts.  Alas, no chocolate tiaras.  BUT, I am going to be making a bunch of candy just for practice, so if you’re in my ‘hood swing on by.  I’ll have my very own chocolate making factory going!

Below are pictures of the cupcakes.  Nothing spectacular because, again….stupid white  chocolate!  I didn’t even bother taking pictures of the tiaras.  Only a couple came out okay, but still weren’t photograph worthy.

Pink Red Velvet
Packaged and ready to go

That’s all I got.  Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I bet the b-day girl loved them!