Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Crafty Baking {Chinese Takeout Cupcakes}

I adore baking...but I especially enjoy Crafty baking! One of my favorite cupcake books is "What's New Cupcake". The first book "Hello Cupcake" is also a winner! Their cupcakes are so clever yet so simple to make {although some are VERY time consuming!!}

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I tried out the Chinese Takeout Cupcakes to send with my husband to work. His co-workers always get a kick out of my quirky creations.

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I was at a local Chinese Takeout picking up food and asked them if I could buy some of their takeout boxes. I got a huge stack for like $2!! WAY cheaper then buying them at a craft store!!

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The broccoli on the chow mein was by far the coolest looking. One of my husbands co-workers brought his cupcakes home to show his kids and one of his daughters was grossed out that I would but BROCCOLI on cupcakes!! Until of course she found out it was CANDY!

Breakdown on the chow mein cupcakes:
Broccoli: green tootsie rolls rolled a bit. Snip the top part into two pieces..dollop green frosting and dip in green sprinkles
Green onions: green licorice sniped at a diagonal
Pork Slivers: Warm pink starbursts a bit and roll out, then slice and shape
I tinted homemade frosting with a little green and yellow food coloring until I got the right color then put it in a quart freezer* ziplock, snipped the end and made the chow mein on the cupcake and added my toppings!

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Breakdown on the Fried Rice cupcakes:
Green Peas: Green Jelly Bellys cut in half
Carrots: Orange starbursts cut into 1/4" cubes
Scrambled Eggs: Yellow starbursts cut into strips and stretched out
Rice: Rice crispies mixed with frosting

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The fortune cookie mini cupcakes were my favorite! To make the fortune cookies melt a square caramel in the microwave for a few seconds. Roll it out with a rolling pin and use a round cookie cutter to cut a circle. Then fold it over, shape and pinch the middle, leaving the ends open. Then you can print little messages and put them in the "cookies".

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For more details check out the book! What's your favorite crafty dessert!?

*When you are piping icing make sure you use freezer bags instead of regular ziplocks. They are much more durable and won't pop on you!

1 comment:

  1. Those are simply amazing! Love them!

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