Not so much for the cake (strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese frosting), but the butterflies on top. Roll out a very thin layer of fondant, and then roll a fondant imprint mat on top of it. Any pattern will work, but floral/swirly patterns look best. Use a small (and varied if you can) assortment of butterfly cookie cutters to cut out the butterflies. Lay cut out fondant gently over a marker or something round of similar size until they dry. Brush lightly with water-down food dye, and sprinkle with edible glitter. Voila! Tasty and beautiful.
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0163. Fireworks Push-It-Up Cakes
Recipe for Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012:
Fireworks Push-it-Up Cakes
Recipe via Betty Crocker
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time:15 minutes
- 1 box Betty Crocker white cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 egg whites
- red food coloring
- blue food coloring
- 18 plastic push-up pop containers
- 2 containers Betty Crocker white frosting
- 2 envelopes popping rock candy
(A conversion table can be found here.)
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
In medium bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes on high speed until well blended. Divide batter into 2 bowls. Tint 1 bowl of batter with a few drops red food color; tint other bowl with blue food color.
Fill 18 muffin cups 2/3 full with red batter. Bake about 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Repeat with blue batter to make an additional 18 mini cupcakes. Cool completely.
To assemble push-up cakes, drop 1 mini cupcake into each push-up pop container. Add generous teaspoon frosting to top of each cupcake. Top each with second mini cupcake; add dollops of frosting to tops of each. Sprinkle each of popping rock candy. Serve.
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