Creative Cupcake Ideas: Gourmet Cupcakes to Die For

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Cupcakes are one of my favorite desserts, but not just any cupcakes - I love gourmet cupcakes. These are the cupcakes dripping in chocolate, topped with pillows of fluffy frosting, or drizzled with caramel sauce. In this E-Book, we've got tons of our best recipes for you to try, along with our favorite baking and decorating tricks.

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  • Creative Cupcake Ideas These are dessert cupcakes, not craft cupcakesgood enough to take to a dinner party and easy enough for anyone to make. Youll find filled cupcakes, ice cream cupcakes, maple bacon cupcakes, and more.
  • Table of Contents: Discovering Dessert Cupcakes................................................................................... 3 How to Frost a Cupcake like a Pro............................................................................ 4 Recommended Premade Frostings.............................................................................. 4 Five Essential Frosting Recipes for Cupcake Lovers................................................... 5 Basic Buttercream Frosting.............. 5 Chocolate Buttercream Frosting............. 6 Best Fudge Frosting..................... 6 Cream Cheese Frosting................... 7 Browned Butter Frosting................ 7 How to Fill Cupcakes.................................................................................................... 8 Filling a Cupcake Afer you Frost It.............................................................................. 9 Lemon Cream Cupcakes............................................................................................. 10 Black Forest Cupcakes................................................................................................ 10 Eggnog Cupcakes........................................................................................................ 11 Caramel Apple Pie Filled Cupcakes............................................................................ 12 Chunky Monkey Banana Cupcakes............................................................................ 13 Pineapple Ginger Cupcakes........................................................................................ 14 Banana Pudding Cupcakes......................................................................................... 15 Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Cupcakes............................................................. 15 Ice Cream Filled Cupcakes........................................................................................ 16 Drumstick Ice Cream Cupcakes................................................................................. 16 Dreamsicle Ice Cream Cupcakes................................................................................ 18 Root Beer Float Cupcakes.......................................................................................... 18 Eskimo Pie Ice Cream Cupcaks.................................................................................. 19 Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes...................................................................... 20 Peanut Butter Brownie Sundaes in a Cone................................................................ 21 Chocolate Coated Cupcakes...................................................................................... 22 Two Ways to Coat Cupcakes in Chocolate................................................................. 22 Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes...................................................................................... 24 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes................................................................ 25 Grandpa Grumpy Cupcakes....................................................................................... 26 Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple Cupcakes............................................................ 27 Other Gourmet Cupcakes.......................................................................................... 28 How to Make Cupcake Sandwiches........................................................................... 28 Sticky Toffee Cupcakes............................................................................................... 29 Banana Sticy Toffee Cupcakes................................................................................... 30 Luscious Lingonberry Cupcakes................................................................................ 31 Easy Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting......................................... 32 Maple Bacon Cupcakes.............................................................................................. 33 Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes..................................................................................... 34 What Youll Need: A Buyers Guide........................................................................ 36 Copyright 2013, The Prepared Pantry. All rights reserved. The material herein is published by The Prepared Pantry for the private use of individuals and may not be used for commercial purposes without the express consent of the publisher. The information contained herein is believed accurate but the publisher makes no warranties, express or implied, and the recipient is using this information at his or her own risk.
  • Discovering Dessert Cupcakes I grew up in simpler times--or maybe a simpler place. It was a little one-service-station town in the West where everyone knew everyone. When you became a teenager, you went to work for a farmer. In between, you helped around the home. My mother had no daughters except for a distant caboose and I was the oldest. Somehow, I was the one to help Mother in the kitchen. I remember mixing cakes by hand. She showed me how to beat the batter by hand with overhand strokes: 1, 2, 3, 4 . . . until I reached 200. Two hundred seemed like forever. Cakes were usually for special occasionsan extended family party, a birthday, or maybe Sunday dinner. Sunday dinners were special occasions. If it was for a birthday, it was a layer cake or else it was a cake baked in a 9 x13-inch pan with a layer of frosting added. Occasionally, we made cupcakes. The cupcakes were not exciting, individual servings made with the same batter and same frosting as the sheet cakes. They werent that exciting though it was fun to stick candles in the centers for a birthday. Somewhere along the line, I discovered that cupcakes could be luscious desserts, not just a round of cake with frosting on top. Cupcakes could hide chips or pieces of candy, they could be filled, and they could be frosted with fancy frostings and then topped some more. A cupcake filled with Bavarian cream and with a swirl of ganache was no longer a novelty but a dessert fit for guests. Thats what this book is aboutluscious dessert cupcakes. Were concerned much more with taste than being fancy though they are certainly attractive. They are usually a marriage of a better-than-most cake, a filling, and the best frosting. Youll learn how to fill cupcakes with everything from ice cream to marshmallow cream. Youll learn to make ice cream cupcakes. Youll learn how to make chocolate coated cupcakes and other creative cupcakes. I think youll enjoy learning how to make these luscious dessert cupcakes. Your family and friends will certainly enjoy eating them. Happy baking. 3
  • How to Frost a Cupcake like a Pro Recommended Premade Frostings Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Mix: Makes light, fluffy buttercream frosting just like the professional bakeries. Frosting is delicious and fun; it allows for creativity and flavor experimentation. But frosting can also make or break your cupcakes. Thats why weve started this book with learning to use frostings like the pros. About Stabilizers: Most whipped frostings need to be stabilized, including four out of five of these. Powdered sugar contains starch and therefore stabilizes. Additionally, we use the same stabilizers that we use for whipped cream: meringue powder and cream cheese. About Whipped Cream in Frostings: One of the frostings on this list, the cream cheese frosting has a substantial amount of heavy whipping cream. Often you will see a recipe with a little whipping cream, enough to hydrate the powdered sugar. It adds a little more fat, usually not significant compared to the fat from the butter or cream cheese in the recipe. In other recipes, there is much more whipping cream, far more than that required to hydrate the powdered sugar. These frostings must be well whipped, almost like you are making whipped cream. Enough air must be beat into the cream to make a fluffy solid. If you dont beat these frostings enough, theyll be a soggy mess. 4 Sweet Sensations Buttercream Frosting Base: With this base, you dont have to be a pro to make professional buttercream frosting. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Mix: It is made with gourmet Ramstadt Breda cocoa for the best chocolate frosting Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting Mix: It has the perfect color of pink and a ton of raspberry flavor. Original Cream Cheese Frosting Mix: This mix gives you results that can be as good as any homemade frosting. Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting Mix: The cream cheese and chocolate makes this a rich frosting. Caramel Whipped Cream Base: If you want people to go nuts over your desserts, top them with caramel whipped cream. Wilton Creamy White Buttercream Icing Mix: This convenient mix has the delicious taste and creamy texture of homemade buttercream icing. Sweet Sensations Salted Caramel Premium Glossy Frosting: The taste and silky smooth texture of this caramel frosting is great! Sweet Sensations Chocolate Fudge Premium Glossy Frosting: This is a satiny smooth cooked frosting without a hint of powdered sugar. Its attractive and delicious.
  • Five Essential Frostings for Cupcake Lovers Weve compiled a list of go to frosting recipies that are great for every cupcake. The first is your Basic Buttercream Frosting. Buttercream frosting is made with shortening or butter or a combination of both. Then theres our Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, which similar to the Basic Buttercream Frosting but with plenty of choclate. Next is our Fudge Frosting. Usually fugde frostings are heavy and gooey, but this one is light while still maintaining that fudgy goodness. The fourth frosting recipe is a Light and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe combines fluffy whipped cream with cream cheese to create a delicious topping for any cupcake. Last is our Browned Butter Frosting. This is not a basic frosting, but were in love with this melt-in-your-mouth frosting. Its too good not to include! Basic Buttercream Frosting Use this on cakes and cupcakes. It can be piped or spread. Add color and flavor to it to fit your project. We use Americolor color gels and Marsden and Bathe flavors. This buttercream frosting is stable in all but the warmest weather. Buttercream frosting is made with shortening or butter or a combination of both. This recipe has a high percentage of butter for flavor. Butter has a lower melting point than shortening and so a stabilizer is required. Butter also tints the frosting to off-white. If you want a pure white frosting, you will need to go to all shortening or add white food color. You can buy white vanilla so that the vanilla does not tint your frosting. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup shortening 1 pound powdered sugar 2 tablespoons meringue powder 1 teaspoon flavor or extract of your choice a couple tablespoons of milk as needed for consistency optional food color gel Directions 1. With the paddle attachment and your stand-type mixer, beat the butter, shortening, powdered sugar, and meringue powder together. 2. Add the flavor and color. Beat the frosting, adding enough milk to reach the desired consistency. Bakers note: Apply your buttercream frosting at room temperature. You can spread on a thick coating of frosting with a spatula or pipe it on with a pastry bag and either a star tip or a round tip. Your frosting may be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. 5
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting This is the sister recipe to our basic buttercream recipe. It is perfect for cakes and cupcakes. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup shortening 1 pound powdered sugar 2 tablespoons meringue powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate wafers milk as needed for consistency Directions 1. With the paddle attachment and your stand-type mixer, beat the butter, shortening, powdered sugar, and meringue powder together. Add the vanilla. 2. Beat the frosting, adding enough milk to reach just to reach a stiff consistency. 3. Melt the chocolate and let it cool slightly. (If the chocolate is too cool, it will solidify before combining with the frosting.) Mix the chocolate into about one-fourth of the frosting. 4. Combine the chocolate frosting with the rest of the frosting. Add more milk, if necessary, to reach the desired consistency. 6 Best Fudge Frosting This is great light frosting. It is a whipped frosting stabilized with the starch in the cocoa and in the powdered sugar plus meringue powder. If your cake or cupcakes are going to be in a warm room, add another tablespoon or two of meringue powder. This is stable enough to be piped but can be spread. Ingredients 1 cup (2 cubes) butter, softened 3/4 cup Ramstadt Breda Medium Dark Cocoa or equal 5 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons meringue powder 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup light corn syrup Directions 1. Whip the butter in your stand type mixer with a whip attachment. Add the cocoa and meringue powder and whip until smooth. 2. Add the powdered sugar, whipping cream, and corn syrup. Whip until fluffy.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting for Cupcakes We make a Light and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting that is our go to frosting for pumpkin squares, carrot cake, zucchini bars, and snacking cakes. Its too light to hold up well on a cupcake so we revised it to make i...