Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Confetti Cupcakes

You know what is a fun dessert? Funfetti cake! You know what else is fun? You can make your own funfetti cake at home and customize it for whatever you need!

For the baby shower the soon-to-be-momma asked for lemon funfetti mini cupcakes. To make these I used the vegan lemon cupcake recipe, and added about a ¼ cup of rainbow sprinkles right before piping the batter into the cupcake liners.  It worked out fantastic!

One thing I will warn you about is to not mix the batter too much after the sprinkles are added.  The sprinkles (I have used both jimmies and non pareils and they each work awesome) will start to dissolve in the batter and mixing will greatly increase the rate that they dissolve.  I just threw the sprinkles in after the batter was ready and give it a few quick folds to distribute the colours.

I tried this technique a second time for some Christmas cupcakes that I made for my aunt this week.  I added a scant ¼ cup of Christmas jimmies (red and green mix) to the batter, gave it a quick stir, and then filled my muffin cups and baked it up.  And taaa-daaa, Christmas Confetti cupcakes!  I know that I am not the first person to figure this out, but man I am still excited about it.  The possibilities are endless! I think it’s time I stocked up on some more sprinkles…

So as a general guideline, I would recommend adding a scant ¼ up of sprinkles for every 12 regular cupcakes that the recipe makes.   Have a fabulous weekend!

Oh, and here are the other cupcakes I had made for my aunt :) Chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream frosting, topped with holly sprinkles and some silver draggees.  

Happy holidays to you!