A tip for this cupcake? When using sprinkles on the outside, put them on a plate and roll the cupcake very carefully after you frosting! I then hand placed the chocolate candies on top! Cute and delicious! A bit of crunch is always good to add to the top of your creamy frosting.
Simple Buttercream Frosting recipe:
Whip together with a hand mixer or stand alone until fluffy. Make sure you do not whip too much, you will make it curdle. If you don't whip it enough, it will not have stiff peaks on the end of your whisks. I often whip the heavy cream just a few seconds before adding the rest of the ingredients. This could make a fluffier frosting. The more sugar you add, the better for writing with, otherwise keep it at 2 cups for this recipe.
This is all about the decoration! Yes the inside is yummy, but here we want it to look fun. I made this for my grandmothers birthday as a surprise. She loved it! Put the sprinkles on the side by putting a bunch in your hand and pressing them to the frosting. Be gentle! Continue to do this until you have covered every part of your cake! I liked to leave a little space of the frosting, but that is personal preference.
Another tip: sprinkle the top with different sprinkles then you do the sides. It creates dynamic and beauty! You have to make sure to do this right after you frosting or the sprinkles will just roll off.
This American cake will require skill and focus. Choose your favorite red velvet, blue velvet and white cake recipe. I choose blue velvet without the cocoa powder. That often makes the blue a muddy color.
Each cake must be the same size so make sure when you put them in the cake pans, you weigh them or have a very good eye! Place a very thin layer of frosting in between each layer. If you put too much, your layers will slip off of each other.
Each layer must be even on either side. If there is one layer that has a hill, shave it off to make sure your cake does not tip. This will be a tall cake! Frosting the outside carefully to ensure you don't shake or move the layers and have a catastrophe!
Blue Velvet Recipe:
1. Oven on 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 8-inch pans.
2. In a large bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl combine the vegetable oil, buttermilk, egg, food coloring, vanilla extract and vinegar. Mix until well combined with a stand alone or hand held mixer.
4. Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed.
5. Divide between the two pans equally.
Tip: If you want to make this for a layered cake, use the same recipe but add red food coloring instead of blue and 1 tbsp of unsweetened coacoa powder to the dry ingredients. Then you have four layers!
Tip: If you want to make this for a three layer cake, use the directions about in the first tip, but then cut the recipe in half! You will have one blue layer and one red. Just find your favorite white cake and layer them!
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I found this recipe on Pinterest. However, the detail was all mine! Here's what you do:
Find your favorite peanut butter pie recipe and put it on an Oreo crust. The top is a chocolate ganache. Let it cool so it doesn't melt the pie but it is still able to be manipulated.
Take a fork or a tooth pick and begin swirling. Continue to do this, swirling and dragging it around without ever putting the instrument into the pie until you have the desired effect. On the outside, hand place chocolate chips so they are touching.
Where to find Chocolate Ganache recipe:
Food Network- Ina Garten