Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Artery Clogging Yumminess

So about a week ago, I promised to provide my recipes for what was promised to be the most awesome cupcake every made. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes certainly sound yummy. But man o’mercy they are a ton of work! It took me a span of three days to produce this:


Granted the decorating added a bit of time, but this cupcake on its own is three steps. First you make the cookie dough—you will need to plan ahead because it needs to be frozen so it doesn’t cook with the cupcake. Then, you mix up the cupcake batter, place the cookie dough and batter in the cupcake pan (NOTE: These are very, very heavy cupcakes. Use the paper cupcake liners…otherwise you may not get them out of the pan). :Lastly you will make the frosting and frost the cake. And yes it took me two boxes (8 sticks/4 cups) of butter!

These are heavy. My family (including Eric) could not eat this in one sitting. They could be a meal of their own. I recommend eating them with a fork.

If you want to try making this goodness, CLICK HERE.

I’m not sure if I’d make these again. True, they were good, but not all of awesome—at least to me. And they took  a long, long time to make. However, my family very graciously volunteered to eat them anytime I wanted to make these cupcakes.  If you make them, let me know what you think.


Now for the bunny ears I made fondant from marshmallows. This recipe I’ll definitely make again. It was so easy and gave me a different way to decorate my cakes. The recipe suggests dyeing small potions for different colors individually, which I may do depending on how I plan on decorating the cake. In this instance though, I have Food coloring markers so I colored on the fondant. This is cheap and easy fondant—plus you can flavor it so it doesn’t taste like the nasty store bought stuff.

You can find the recipe HERE.

I used big marshmallows and my hand mixer. After mixing it, I kneaded it in the bowl. Saved on a big mess on my counter. I kept it in the fridge until I was ready to use it—I did take it out about an hour before I used it to soften. But it was super easy.

A recommendation for storing the fondant decorated cake: Even in my parents’ kitchen, which is not the warmest place (read that to say “often frigid”), the ears began to soften and droop. Next time I’ll store it in the fridge until I’m ready to serve it (or outside in the winter—biggest refrigerator in the world (doesn’t use any extra electricity either)).

I present my final product: A field of Bunnies


And my little helper. She taste tested the frosting and gave it her approval.



Eric said...

Ok so Mom told you that but she meant your other brother. I ate it all at once, no problem!

Mark said...

I also ate in one sitting, easily. Make bigger ones next time!