This Moana cake was made for a birthday party. It’s made with 36 cupcakes, 12 each of red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla. The frosting is butter cream and the flowers and leaves are all hand made with butter cream frosting. The lettering is made of strawberry flavored candy melts.
This basket has red velvet and chocolate cupcakes. The toppers on the chocolate cupcakes were made using the Russian piping tips I purchased from Amazon after seeing them on Pinterest and YouTube. The hardest part is getting the frosting to the right consistency. Once that is achieved, the piping isn’t hard at all. I am still working to mastering the different types of flowers.
This was my 1st time using ganache to frost cupcakes. I made the ganache using chopped semi sweet chocolate, mini chocolate chips and almond coffee creamer. After I poured the almond creamer I realized it was not thick enough so I added some caramel macchiato creamer which was thicker. The recipe called for heavy cream but I did not have any. I like how easy it is to dip the tops of the cupcakes to frost them. I will get the heavy cream next time when I make ganache because mine did not firm up as I think it should have. Overall I liked it.
- Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
Pllace cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes.
Add butter and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before using.
Gooey, moist and delicious is the best way to describe these cupcakes. The cupcakes are loaded with freshly peeled apples. I used gala and Granny Smith apples to give a nice mix of sweet and tart apple flavor. The caramel sauce is made of melted caramel candies, milk and butter. I filled the center of the cupcakes with some of the caramel sauce. The frosting is caramel cream cheese frosting topped with caramel sauce and a caramel candy piece.
These cupcakes were requested for a birthday gift. I was hesitant to make them because I make all my cupcakes from scratch but the coconut pecan frosting I used on these is store bought. It’s too much work to make the frosting and the store bought tastes great. The cupcakes and chocolate frosting is made from scratch.
Baking with Strawberries is a great way to celebrate summer. I made this strawberry cupcake basket for a Birthday party centerpiece.