I Just Made The Perfect Cupcake

Baking By BurnsyJ Updated 2 Sep 2011 , 12:35am by rlowry03

BurnsyJ Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 3:44am
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I love making cupcakes.

This week I tried a couple of firsts...for me. I wanted to make a mint chocolate cupcake...so...I started by making dark chocolate ganache for the first time...it turned out great! Then I melted some milk chocolate with crisco, poured it in a loaf pan and put it in the fridge for later. I then made some chocolate cupcakes that turned out perfect. Finally I made some buttercream icing, flavored them with mint, and tinted them the perfect shade of mint green.

When everything was cooled and ready, I filled the cupcakes with ganache, put a nice green swirl of mint icing on top, and then sprinkled a few milk chocolate curls on top.

The perfect cupcake! And they tasted like a little piece of heaven.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2131134

If you can't tell...I'm am so pleased with how these turned out. icon_biggrin.gif Usually something goes wrong and I chalk it up as a learning experience. Everything went right this time!!!!! Yay me!!

22 replies
molly_36 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 4:03am
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thumbs_up.gif They look delish!!!

Sweetlepea Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 4:40am
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Oooooooh I want some! They look so yummy, and pretty!

amaryllis756 Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 7:34am
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They look beautiful. There is something about that green and brown that just looks appeallling.

jennifercullen Posted 20 Aug 2011 , 9:07pm
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Damn, I tried not to click the link to the photo I really did, but I couldn't resist and they looked even better than I expected. Now I have a craving, lol.

DallasTexas Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 6:18am
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Gorgeous!!!! Looks sooooooo delicious!

Lemmers Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 12:16pm
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Aww so cute- and the little chocolate curls make them look so whimsical! I could just picture a little fairy eating one icon_smile.gif

Brevity Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 12:51pm
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I love when a plan comes together - and nice curls! I've never been great at consistant curls.

BurnsyJ Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 7:24pm
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Thanks everyone! These are officially my favorite cupcakes now...DH loved them too. icon_biggrin.gif

susiessweetsaz Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 7:31pm
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YUM!!! I wish I could reach in the computer and grab one! I love it when things work out the way you want them to! Good job! icon_smile.gif

CupcakeQT82 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:00am
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Looks delish! What type of buttercream is it?

Leikeilana Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:31am
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YUMMMIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

BurnsyJ Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:33am
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Originally Posted by CupcakeQT82

Looks delish! What type of buttercream is it?



This is just indydebi's buttercream. I think I put 1 or 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavoring and just a touch of mint flavoring. Mint can be so overpowering, so I started with a little bloop and then added another little bloop after tasting. Not very scientific, but I was just going by taste. HTH

BurnsyJ Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CupcakeQT82

Looks delish! What type of buttercream is it?



This is just indydebi's buttercream. I think I put 1 or 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavoring and just a touch of mint flavoring. Mint can be so overpowering, so I started with a little bloop and then added another little bloop after tasting. Not very scientific, but I was just going by taste. HTH

BurnsyJ Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:35am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CupcakeQT82

Looks delish! What type of buttercream is it?



This is just indydebi's buttercream. I think I put 1 or 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavoring and just a touch of mint flavoring. Mint can be so overpowering, so I started with a little bloop and then added another little bloop after tasting. Not very scientific, but I was just going by taste. HTH

BurnsyJ Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:39am
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Why did that just post 3 times?

Michelep Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 2:22pm
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Great job! I wish I had smell-o-vision!

Bluebelles Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 3:01pm
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Post made me so hungry for mint cupcakes.

xoxoemilyrae Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:23pm
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they are so cute!! the green color was perfect! what tip did you use for your swirls? they were awesome!

BurnsyJ Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 1:06am
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Originally Posted by xoxoemilyrae

they are so cute!! the green color was perfect! what tip did you use for your swirls? they were awesome!



Thanks! It's just a 1M tip with a basic swirl.

Norgermish Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 7:19pm
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2 questions icon_wink.gif What is indydebi's butter-cream...and do you have a good recipe for chocolate cupcakes? My daughter is getting married in a month Oct 1 and I am looking for some cupcake recipe's I need to make 250 cupcakes icon_smile.gif...oh I'm a good daddy LOL. I have one Mandarin Orange recipe that looks great but this chocolate one with mint looks really good too. Please if you can help me with that butter-cream and a chocolate recipe I would be grateful.

BurnsyJ Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 12:16am
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Originally Posted by Norgermish

2 questions icon_wink.gif What is indydebi's butter-cream...and do you have a good recipe for chocolate cupcakes? My daughter is getting married in a month Oct 1 and I am looking for some cupcake recipe's I need to make 250 cupcakes icon_smile.gif...oh I'm a good daddy LOL. I have one Mandarin Orange recipe that looks great but this chocolate one with mint looks really good too. Please if you can help me with that butter-cream and a chocolate recipe I would be grateful.



Indydebi's buttrcream can be found here on CC...just search the recipes. I'm really into the WASC recipes right now. You can find those here on CC as well. Good Luck!

rlowry03 Posted 2 Sep 2011 , 12:35am
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Yummy! Made me crave those little chocolate mint candies you get at Olive Garden! Does the WASC make good cupcakes? I'm looking for a good chocolate and yellow doctored mix for cupcakes, but the WASC has gotten mixed reviews.

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