Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Think Spring!

I named these "Think Spring!" cupcakes.  I wanted to make a green velvet cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, but didn't get around to doing it.  Since I had the ingredients, I decided to make them in honor of Spring.  (We actually had a snow storm on the first day of Spring and I still have patches of snow in my yard!)

I found the basic recipe on the internet, but I used Jones' Green Apple Soda in place of the water called for in the recipe.  You can't really taste the apple, though.  The recipe also called for 1 box of vanilla pudding and 1/2 cup yogurt or sour cream.   I used about 1 cup of yogurt, instead.  Green food coloring was added to get a nice shade of Spring Green.  The result was 24 good-sized, very moist cupcakes.  If I had filled the cups a little less full, I probably could have gotten 30 cupcakes that would still have pleased the average person.

Here is a close-up of the inside:

This design was from What's New, Cupcake?, by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.  The cupcakes were iced with buttercream frosting.  Mini-marshmallows were cut in half (on the diagonal) and rolled in colored sugars before being placed around the cupcakes in rows to form the flower petals.  Candied licorice was used for the stamens.


Pam said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Yum!

Stillapill said...

Thank you, Pam! As always, I am happy to share recipes if you are ever interested. Thanks for following, too! :)

KHazelrigg said...
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Stillapill said...

Dang it, Kristi. I didn't mean to delete your comment. I meant to delete my response, so I could edit it. I cannot figure out how to restore your comment (although there is allegedly a way, I just can't seem to find it). So, in an effort at fair play, I will repost your comment as I recall it:

KHazelrigg said, "Those marshmallows look like they were a royal pain in the rump. I would gladly eat one, however. :) " ...or words to that effect.

My response: Ha! The petals took forever because I had to cut each miniature marshmallow in half and then roll them in the colored sugar. If I make them again, I might need to borrow some Oompah Loompahs, Munchkins, or somebody to help. They WERE a pain in the rump!