Confetti Cupcake – golden butter cream cupcake with a colorful confetti explosion inside, topped with slightly sweetened whipped cream with squiggles of colored chocolate. Price available upon request.
My nephew P._ told me these should be named Crayola cupcakes. No, there are no crayons inside the cupcake and they don’t taste like crayons, either. So how did this colorful explosion came about? Sugar sprinkles are thrown in the batter and they melt as the cupcakes bake leaving behind bright splashes of color.
I started with a golden butter cream cupcake to make sure the multihued sprinkles pop out against the light background. Most baking books extol the pairing of butter/vanilla/yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting (classic, as described). However, the whipped chocolate ganache I made as topping overwhelmed the lovely, delicate flavor of the cupcake. On its own, this cupcake tastes like a butter cookie (yum!) and is just as wonderful to eat plain.
So I went for a whipped cream topping and it worked well. Slightly sweet, yes, but the delectable flavor of the cupcake is not lost. The feathered design is white chocolate tinted with candy colors. The brown crust that forms at the bottom and side of the cupcake as it bakes tastes like butter cookie crumbs. Mmmm!
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