So...today I had my first go at making little teeny cupcake bites. I have been admiring the work of the magnificent Bakerella for some time now and pretty much want to try everything she's ever done. But I had to start somewhere.
I ordered myself a peanut butter cup candy mould the other day and have been itching to use it. A couple of days ago I made a chocolate cake and had someleftover mix. So, I stored it in the fridge and the next morning before work, i scooped little dollops of it onto a baking tray and cooked it on a high temperature for about 15 minutes. Delish. I had little caked cookie things. They were very nice to eat as they were but I thought they would be put to better use as mini cupcakes.
I followed Bakerella's instructions, but altered them slightly to accomodate what I had in my kitchen.
First off I crumbled up my cake and mixed it with some chocolate buttercream until it was moist enough to shape into little balls.
I then popped these onto a baking tray and into the freezer.
Meanwhile, I melted up some choccie and drizzled it into the mould.
Once the balls were set, I squished them into the chocolate and then popped those into the freezer.
I then melted up some white chocolate flavoured cake covering (next time I'll use better stuff, because really, this was too thick) and coloured it pink with some gel dye.
Once the mini cupcakes had set into the chocolate, I popped them out and began dipping them into the chocolate and decorating them with everything I could find!
Here are some of my favs...
These little treats are extremely mini! In fact, I measured them and they average at around 3cm tall and 2cm wide! awwwwww!
This one in the middle has a little hand pointing to the cupcake next to it...yea, I did that on purpose.
Must say, I'm rather chuffed with my first attempt at these. I'm gonna do a take 2 of them soon, so watch this space!