Thursday, May 13, 2010

Daisy Cupcakes

Alright, so this is not an original idea, I found it at Bakerella's site and she is so much better at this stuff than me! Obviously. I made these for Mother's Day and they are really good and easy.

For Daisies:
Wax Paper

(For Cupcakes)


3/4 cup softened butter
3 room temperature eggs
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cup milk

(For Frosting)
1 cup white vegetable shortening
4 Tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla
1 lb (4 cups) Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp Meringue Powder
Yellow Food Coloring

In mixing bowl beat butter 30 seconds on medium high. Add sugar, beat 3/4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Add remaining dry ingredients and alternate with milk starting and finishing with dry ingredients. Pour into the baking cups and bake for 20 minutes or until done (at 350 degrees).

For the frosting, cream shortening, vanilla and water, add dry ingredients until you get the right consistency then add food coloring.

For Daisies you will need wax paper laid down on a flat cookie sheet and taped so the paper doesn't move.
Also you can hand draw the daisies to use as a stencil (under wax paper) or you can free hand it. Yep I can't draw, I used several cookie pans and didn't really use my drawings. First place your whole yellow candies on the paper.

After you melt your white chocolate put in a decorating bag and either use a size 2 tip or cut a medium-small hole and make the outline of the petals, make sure it connects with the yellow center. Put in the freezer for 2 minutes until solid.

After you remove the flowers from the freezer get a bag of melted blue and/or pink candy with your size 2 tip fill in the petals (I did use both colors.) Put in freezer until ready to use.

To use flip it over so the flat side shows.

Pipe (with your 1M Tip) on the cupcake with your icing in a swirled pattern and press your flower in and viola done and enjoy!

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