Friday, October 1, 2010

cupcakes for the teachers...

...mid-term parent/teacher conferences...
the teachers get a nice luncheon
I donated cupcakes
...if it helps out my two 7th graders...even better!!

*chocolate toffee caramel cupcakes*

*Use your favorite chocolate cake recipe (if that happens to be a box mix...even better...ahem!)
*fill cooled cupcakes with caramel ice cream topping (it helps to warm it up a little)
*frost with buttercream frosting
*drizzle with more caramel
*sprinkle with crushed toffee bits

*lemon cream cupcakes*
*bake up 24 vanilla cupcakes and add the zest of one lemon to batter before baking
*when cool insert cream filling:
2 tsp very hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1 (7oz) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Dissolve salt in hot water and allow to cool. Mix next 4 ingredients until well combined. Add water and whip until fluffy.
Put in a pastry bag with a large tip and insert into the top of the cupcake, squeezing in a little cream filling.
*Pipe or frost with lemon buttercream:
3 Tbsp butter; room temp
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp milk
(double if piping frosting on)

*classic red velvet*

50 cupcakes packed up and ready to go!


Frieda said...

Yum! As a teacher, I appreciated every morsel of homebaked yumminess. Kudos!

Sally said...

Oh wow. These look amazing!