How to decorate chocolate cupcakes for a theme?

Baking By beachandsweets Updated 5 Nov 2013 , 11:33am by romynash

beachandsweets Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 3:48am
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AChocolate cupcakes are obviously very dark and nearly impossible to color. I wanted to make them blue and purple, with blue and purple frosting to look like silly from monsters inc, but I don't want to use vanilla frosting. Not a fan of chocolate cake with vanilla frosting... Any ideas? Or input on the chocolate cake / vanilla frosting combo, am I alone on this opinion? Thanks!

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CONFECTIONERIE Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 4:07am
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AYou could always make a white colored frosting (then dye it to your colors) but use an orange flavoring. Orange and chocolate work great together!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 4:29am
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AWhite chocolate frosting?

jennicake Posted 27 Oct 2013 , 5:13pm
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APersonally I love vanilla frosting on a chocolate cupcake but that's me :)

How about mint flavoured frosting? Or white chocolate? Cheesecake? Strawberry or raspberry (since you'll be adding purple colour, this should still work)

LadyMacca Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 5:35am
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AI love chocolate with vanilla, I hate the other way around :) and are you asking if you can dye chocolate cake colors? If so, you can try making white cake, add enough cocoa powder to taste, and then a whole bunch of food coloring (sometimes make red velvet this way in a pinch)

PreparedPantry Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 6:58pm
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You could try doing a caramel frosting (that's one of my favorites). Plus, it's very light in color so you can still dye it. You could also use vanilla frosting for the color, but then add other flavorings to it like butterscotch, butter rum, or banana. 

howsweet Posted 31 Oct 2013 , 10:39pm
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Maybe use colored cupcake liners and make cute gumpaste toppers to match

romynash Posted 5 Nov 2013 , 11:33am
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You can use white color on the top of the cupcake and making some your special theme specific.

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