Monday, June 18, 2012

Babushka Cupcakes


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Hi there. I had the idea of making Babushka cupcakes! Now.. you could make small and large cupcakes, chop them off here and there, stick them back together with cream...no! Too messy. And the cupcake would not hold together well enough.  So...here's what you can do..


The trick is: cupcake cases in a small and also, a large size.  Plus..craft pegs.  The little tiny ones that you can get from your craft shop or "two dollar" shop.  Next, cut out a small piece from both cases, about an inch or so of the wavy/corrugated bit. Doesn't have to be exact.

Discard the small pieces that you cut off.  Then place the two cases together like this. The smaller case will overlap the larger one.  Peg the cases together, being sure the walls of the smaller case overlap the large one, and that you really pinch them in at the sides - this forms a "babushka" mould.  Craft pegs are the one thing I came up with that will go OK in the oven :)  You only need to peg them at the sides - mixture did not leak out the bottom for me.

You also want to make sure the pegs are as high up has you can put them, while still holding the smaller of  the two cases.  Here they are ready to go in the oven.  They won't fit in a cupcake pan obviously - but that's OK.  Make up your favourite cup cake mixture, and fill the cases.


When they come out of the oven, let them cool.  Then carefully remove pegs and cases.  It also helps to have some tips for baking nice, flat cupcakes.  I have a habit of baking cupcakes that rise a lot..and crack :( I had to saw a bit off before icing.  There are some good tips here at Wilton, about baking flat cupcakes.  Although..rounded ones might give that nice curvy babushka shape?  It's just the cracking that is not a good look!

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Round, flat, chocolate melts make a perfect face. I piped on some brown rows of icing for hair, and made little roses out of fondant.

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To keep it simple, I piped on a love heart shape for the mouth, and some scallops across the dress area, in the same pink. And there you go! Yes my royal icing is a little lumpy and bumpy..but hopefully you get the idea :)  Have fun.
NOTE: I cannot guarantee this project is "food safe". But.. I believe it is.  If you were concerned about the craft pegs touching the mixture, you could pop them in some boiling water beforehand, then let them dry.

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babushkas, babushka cupcakes, new cupcakes ideas, free cupcake


5 comments:

  1. OK just testing the post thingy is working.. good. just waiting for the comments to start flooding in...any moment now..:)

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  2. They are gorgeous Trish, you are very clever to do something like that.

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  3. Hello Trish..thanks for leaving a comment on my happy blog...these are lovely...how did you know I had a sweet tooth :)

    Love Happy xx

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  4. Your cupcake liners are super creative Trish.

    - Bakerella

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  5. Adorable! And so creative how you went about making them. I wouldn't have thought of attaching the two liners to each other... Brilliant!

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