Chocolate / Cupcakes

Feeling blue?

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I love creating themed desserts. These chocolate cupcakes were for a sweet sixteen party and since the birthday boy was well, you know, a boy, I decided to go with a blue theme… a very emansculating color. Much needed ‘cos you all know what 16 year old boys can be like. All struting around, trying to prove to the world how much of a man they’ve become. So I figured having lots of blue would temper any castrating effect the multi-colored sprinkles and little hearts may have. Hope he’s grateful for my foresight. =) 

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8 thoughts on “Feeling blue?

  1. very pretty color! i think this is more of a turquoise than a true-blue, what say you? =) i love turquoise/aqua coz they’re such calming colors.

  2. hi! can you mail me this recipe for the chocolate cupcake? it looks really dark & scrumptious. i failed everytime i make chocolate cupcakes cos its not dark to my taste (:
    jazai3@hotmail.com
    thanks alot.

  3. hello… just want to compliment you on the very nice looking cupcakes… just want to ask also if you could spare me the recipe of the choco cupcakes and frosting ?… thanks in advance :)… God bless

  4. Hi Julie, I’ll send you the links to the cupcake recipe.. these are particularly dark and to me, chocolately enough! 🙂

    Thanks Candy! I Cupcake link n recipe below!

    Just remember that with mini-cupcakes such as these, 12-15 mins in a 350F oven is enough.. dun overbake them or they’ll become dreadfully dry.

    Chocolate Cupcakes: http://cupcakeblog.com/index.php/2006/11/old-fashioned-chocolate-cupcake-with-coconut-buttercream-frosting/#comments

    Meringue buttercream recipe:

    2 egg whites
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/3 cup + 1 tbsp butter, softened
    a dash of vanilla

    1. Whisk egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot to the touch, about 3 minutes

    2. Beat with electric beaters until stiff. Add butter in tablespoonfuls, beating in between every addition. Add vanilla and continue beating on low speed until the mixture thickens, about 10-15 minutes. The mixture will look soupy after the butter is added but will thicken up after all that beating. Don’t give up no matter how liquidy it looks.. it WILL thicken up!

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