Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Ok... if you love these cuppy's as much as I do...then You are going to LOVE that they are SUPER easy to make, even more. You are going to want to make these babies for everyone!!
Here's the short version..because I didn't take pictures during the baking process-- this time-- next batch I will update this post!
Make your favorite vanilla cupcake batter.
Put about 1/3 in a separate bowl and add green food coloring. (Mix it, of course!)
Next, pour your green batter into an 8x8 greased baking pan. Cook cake...like would cook any cake...to test: insert a toothpick if it comes out clean- it's done.
Now, the green cake needs to cool! I have to be honest and tell you that I could NOT wait..so I stuck mine in the freezer..which was not really a good idea. Had I been patient and waited for it to cool..I would have gotten more shamrocks out of my cake. The fridge is probably a better idea-- if you can't wait!!
Once your green cake has cooled-- flip it out of the pan onto a cutting board. Next,take a mini shamrock cookie cutter and cut shamrock's out of your cake. You will need at least 12.(they need to be small enough so when your cupcakes cook- the batter will cook over the shamrock...or the top of your shamrock will toast in the oven)
Line your cupcake tin...
Take the regular cake batter and just coat the bottom of each liner. Place a shamrock, facing front, in each cupcake liner. Push gently, to make sure the shamrock is in there good. Now fill your cupcake liner to about 2/3 full AND BAKE!
** make sure you keep the shamrocks facing front-- when you bake, when you take them out of the oven, and when you cool...because once they are cooked you will not be able to see the shamrock inside. You will want to cut across the shamrock cupcake dividing it so that you have a print on either side of the cupcake. If you cut the wrong way, you will just cut the shamrock in half down it's center.
That's about it! I will come back to this and post picture's and explain a little better soon!
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Posted by kelliscakes at 1:50 PM