I saw this post last week on Epicute.com, and immediately wanted to try making these cupcakes. So yesterday afternoon I set a few hours aside to bake and decorate. I wanted to try a new cake recipe out of Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes (a fantastic book for ridiculously good recipes and oodles of decorating ideas). I chose a “Snickerdoodle Cupcake” recipe, which had a nice shot of cinnamon and sugar in the batter. While the cupcakes were cooling (and our house officially smelled amazing), I set to work trying to recreate the white and red striped cups for the cupcakes to nestle into.
I coated the inside of a foil cupcake liner with white chocolate, and then set them in the freezer. The hard part was trying to carefully carefully carefully peel the foil away from the chocolate. I attempted about 10 of these, and only got 6 or 7 passable ones. The others cracked apart in the process. I then melted some red candy coating and piped lines onto the white chocolate cups. After I nestled in a cupcake into the candy cup, I piped on some vanilla buttercream frosting, tinted with a bit of yellow food coloring.
And while far from perfect, I think a few came out pretty good, or at least close enough to see what I was going for!