I saw this original idea over on Bakerella's website. She's got such fun stuff. I had all the ingredients to make these so here they are! I did not follow her "recipe" to the T...I used my own frosting and ganache recipes and I will include those in this post. Very fun to do...very fun to look at....very fun to eat!
Strawberry Sundae Cupcakes
1 box strawberry cake mix
1 stick butter
1 stick Crisco (not butter flavored)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup of milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Red peanut M&M's or red gumballs
Make cake according to box directions for cupcakes.
Line cupcake pan with liners. Fill them just over 1/2 full. I ended up with 30 cupcakes.
Bake and cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter and Crisco together until smooth and fluffy. Add vanilla.
Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Slowly mix in milk until icing is smooth and to piping consistency.
a microwave safe bowl, heat cream in microwave until very hot. Do not
boil. Add chocolate chips and stir until smooth. Allow to cool for an
hour or so.
Dip the tops of the cupcakes in the cooled ganache. Allow to dry.
With a pastry bag with a star tip, pipe icing on top of the ganache in a swirl pattern...like you're adding whipped cream.
Scatter sprinkles on top then add an M&M or a gumball for the "cherry" on top!
I had red and white striped straws that I cut in half and added as well...but that's optional. Cute...but optional.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!