My friend Missy’s nephew graduated from Marine Corp boot camp today. They are having a BBQ for him to celebrate and she asked if I could make her some cupcakes. So this is what I came up with:
Camouflage cupcakes – vanilla cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream
Patriotic cupcakes – chocolate mini cupcakes topped with peanut butter cream cheese buttercream
I love making the mixed color batter cupcakes but it can be a big mess and a real pain. Usually I end up losing batter. I don’t know if it’s due to mixing in the colors or what but a recipe that will get me 2 dozen normally gets me only 1.5 dozen when I color the batter.
It’s really easy to do though. Just make your favorite vanilla cake batter (not yellow cake, white cake) and the parse out the batter into separate bowls. The number of bowls equals the number of colors you want in your cake. For the camo cupcakes, I used 4 colors. Once you’ve mixed up the colors into your bowls, take a big table spoon and drop a bit of each colored batter into your paper liners. I usually start out with a small blob and then add larger blobs as I get closer to filling my paper liner (3/4 full). And viola! It’s such a nice surprise when you bite inside. I don’t have a pic of the inside of the camo ones but here is a cupcake I did to celebrate Mamma Mia! in the theaters:
So fun right?