When I woke up this morning, there were 3 things I wanted to do. Cupcake making won out. Baking usually takes priority even if it shouldn’t.
Today called for triple chocolate cupcakes. I made them from a box, but replaced the oil with melted butter and mixed in a little whipping cream along with the water.
As usual, I was anxious to get to the decorating. In the spirit of the Christmas season, I decided to go for the classic red, green, and white combination. The only problem was that I didn’t have any green or red gels.
Since I did have red and green sprinkles, a decorating idea quickly emerged.
I started by making a circle of buttercream around the edge of the mini cupcake.
Then I gently rolled it in sprinkles.
Which looked like this.
Then I topped it with a little spiral of buttercream.
I had a lot of fun experimenting with different piping techniques.
Before I could even finish baking, my boyfriend came floating in the kitchen and snatched up a couple of the tinest cupcakes. Glad to have his seal of approval. 🙂