Hello Dolly

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in Desserts | 4 comments

If you could clone someone who would it be?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madelynne called me on Saturday afternoon to see if I wanted to "hang out".

We had been texting about a new cupcake creation to fill the pink zebra liners.

Given that a cupcake with a surprise inside has grown to be the darling of desserts, we opted for a miniature peppermint patty.

Our cake?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Straight ahead chocolate sour cream cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sift together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the flour, cocoa,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cream together the butter with the sugar before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adding the eggs one at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pure vanilla extract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate adding the dry ingredients with the sour cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ending with the dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little foothold for the peppermint patty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four hands.  Two photographers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifteen cupcakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink frosting?  No, we decided it was too juvenile and may look like toothpaste or medicine.  We chose a sour cream buttercream with a hint of pure peppermint.

The end result was too sweet and too thin to pipe.

MP to the rescue. We sent him to the market for heavy cream.

The ultimate icing was a slightly sweetened cocoa and peppermint whipped cream which tasted (to our delightful astonishment) like a peppermint patty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piping 101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We loved the dappled beige blush hue...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would clone a pure heart.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

~~ Matthew 5:8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peppermint Patty Cupcake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- adapted from Bakingdom.com

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. 7-29-2012

    It is nice to have a neighbor that is a food blogger! Peppermint Patty was a nice surprise. These were delicious!!!

    • 7-29-2012

      Thank you Jason! You will always be on our sweet side 🙂

  2. 7-30-2012

    They were so delicious!!! i cant wait til we can make them again!!

  3. 8-9-2012

    These look yummy. Would love the recipe!
    Glenda

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