alvarezmom Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 7:39pm
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I want to "dip" my cupcakes in chocolate. I'd like to frost the cupcake like normal and then dip it in chocolate---like the chocolate dipped cones at McDonald's--Has any one ever done this? And if so, what type of chocoalte would I use?

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playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 8:24pm
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There is information on this in that giant-sized cupcake thread. The technique is called high hat cupcakes.

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DaisyLisa17 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:23pm
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Those are typically the high hat cupcakes with the marshmallow icing then dipped in chocolate. If you go into the cupcake thread you dont need to sift through all of that, althoguh there was a great discussion on these cupcakes. Fiddlesticks has the link to all the recipes we have shared as her signature.

There is a lot of great information there! Check it out!

bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:41pm
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

There is information on this in that giant-sized cupcake thread. The technique is called high hat cupcakes.

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Are you talking about the "seriously making cupcakes" thread that is now something like 400 pages long? Or is it a different thread?

melysa Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:42pm
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make sure your iced cupcake is chilled well (take one out at a time) and dip it into room temp but still liquid ganache. place back in the fridge.

in a nutshell those were the instructions given me. i'll see if i can find the pm and post it.

melysa Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:45pm
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the pm from jeanne (jkalman)

You bet! It was really easy.. just make some dark chocolate mousse but whip up the cream and eggwhites a little too much to make it a bit more dense. Then, while that is setting up in the fridge, bake your favorite chocolate cupcakes (the Double Chocolate Layer Cake on epicurious.com have been mine lately). Then when they are cooled.. take your chocolate mousse and put it in a piping bage with large round tip on it and plunge it into your cupcake and fill it until it just starts to crack on the top. Keeping the tipon the cupcake then begin to pipe a big blob of it on the top of the cupcake. If you keep the tip inside the mousse.. it will just make the blob get bigger and it will stay more round than if you swirl it. Once you have filled the cupcakes let them set up in the fridge. While they are setting up make your ganache (I do 8oz semi-sweet chocolate and 1 cup of cream). You want your ganache cooled but still liqquidy for dipping. Then take your CC's out of the fridge and dip the mound of mousse into the ganache. They really are good.. chocolate heaven.. PMS's worst emeny..

bobwonderbuns Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:47pm
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thanks Melysa!! I'm looking forward to trying these! icon_biggrin.gif

maryjsgirl Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:52pm
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Look for the thread on "hi-hats" in this forum.

nattyk Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 11:14pm
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Here is a link to Martha Stewarts website with these cupcakes

http://www.marthastewart.com/hi-hat-cupcakes

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 2:20am

You know what would be really cool, first baking the cupcakes in ice cream cones (the flat bottom ones) and doing a hi-hat decoration on top of it. Cool! icon_biggrin.gif

melysa Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 3:58am

bobwonderbuns! i still crack up when i see your "name"

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:06am

any technique about dipping them? i tried dipping them but i was so afraid the top will fall off so i just drizzled the chocolate on some, not as pretty icon_sad.gif

melysa Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:18am

the frosting should be really cold and firm, and the chocolate liquidy enough-(i think ganache would be better than just melted chocolate. it will still "harden" as it cools. the dipping should be done and turned right side up very quickly (speaking purely out of the tips i've heard, still havent done it yet.)

nicolepa Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:41am
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

You know what would be really cool, first baking the cupcakes in ice cream cones (the flat bottom ones) and doing a hi-hat decoration on top of it. Cool! icon_biggrin.gif




I did this for my daughters birthday this year. What a PIA! She loved them though. There's a pic in my photos.

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:06pm

wow! Those are very cool!! Nice work Nicolepa!! icon_biggrin.gif

alvarezmom Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:08pm

I second that!

jdelectables Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:54am

you can dip them in chocolate candy melts. It works great! Add a little vegetable shortening.

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