Last but not least for desert chocolate cupcakes and rainbow cupcakes with 7 Minute Frosting. I placed them in such a fashion so they will have the shape of a bunny with a bow tie, used marshmallows instead of coconut for the fur (no one in my house like coconut except for me). I actually combined 2 recipes I found on the Internet to put this together, one was a "cut" cake bunny and the other was the cupcakes. I like the idea of the cupcakes because it will be easy for the girls to pack them in their school lunches. The cup cakes will be made using cake mixes, 1 chocolate and 1/2 a white actually.
The white cake mix was made following my 1/2 a cake mix recipe, the direction on the box said to use 1/4 C of oil because white cakes are notorious for being dry, that's what I used. Then I divided the batter was into 4 equal potions, in 4 separate bowls , approximately 1/2 C each, a different food color was added to each bowl and mixed well. Then using a tablespoon or a very small scoop, place 1 scoop from each color into the muffin tins. DO NOT mix and do one muffin cup at a time, unless you want stripes, which would be OK too, but I wanted more of a tie dyed effect. A 1/2 a cake mix makes 11-12 cupcakes. I used these cupcakes for his bow tie because I thought it would be cute with the jelly beans and so I'd would know where they were.
I pretty much followed the package directions for the chocolate cake mix except I put 1 t. of instant coffee into my measuring cup added 1 T of hot water, stir to dissolve the coffee, then used milk to finish off the measurement of water the cake mix directions called for. Each ear is 5 cupcakes, the bow tie is 11 cupcakes and the face is 18 cupcake. I used Junior mints for the eyes, Sweet Mallos strawberry filled twist for the center of the ears, 3 pink jellybeans for the nose and Sour Punch strawberry straws that I split for the whiskers and mouth. Just try to find string candy at Wal-Mart...Yeah right, like in that huge store you will find anything...like the sarcasm...
|I think it looks more like a cat, the ears need to be longer.|
But I think the girls will like it and that is all that matters.
9 T cold water (12)
2 1/4 C sugar (3)
3/4 t cream of tartar (1)
1 t vanilla extract (1 1/2)
- In a stainless steel bowl, combine egg whites, cold water, sugar, and cream of tarter in the top of a double boiler. Whisk until smooth
- Place over boiling water and whisk constantly or beat with a hand mixer until the frosting is stiff and holds peaks, about 7 minutes
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla.
- Let cool, whisking often