Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Chocolate Spring Cupcake Toppers | Family Economics
By Tori Tait
With warm weather around the corner, you will likely find yourself attending more outdoor gatherings, family dinners and potlucks. The next time you’re asked to bring a dessert, make this recipe for Spring Cupcake Toppers. They’re easy to make and are sure to impress the crowd!
Have you used melted chocolate in other creative ways? I’d love to hear about it. Leave a comment below and share your idea!
Spring Cupcake Toppers
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes to create; 5-15 minutes to cool (plus time to bake cupcakes)
Yield: Approximately 24 cupcake toppers
Favorite cupcakes and icing
Colored chocolate candy melts from local party store or bake shop
Start by baking your favorite cupcake recipe. Next, top your cupcake with your favorite icing and set aside while you make chocolate flower toppers.
To make the toppers, place colored chocolate melts into Ziploc® Brand Freezer Bags with the Smart Zip® Seal, place bags individually into microwave for 30-seconds, opening zipper one inch to vent. Remove, seal and if cool enough, massage the bag gently to ensure chocolate is melted through (if it’s not, place bag back into microwave for 10 more seconds). Please supervise your children when heating chocolate melts, as content may be hot.
Once the chocolate is melted, snip off one corner of the bag and gently squeeze chocolate and “draw” flowers petals on a piece of wax paper.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with sizes, colors and shapes. You can let the flowers cool and harden on counter or put them in your freezer for 15-minutes. Once hardened, place chocolate flowers on top of iced cupcakes.
There you have it, the perfect spring cupcake!
Photos courtesy of Tori Tait.
Tori Tait is a special Guest Blogger for SCJohnson.com. For more information on Tori, check out her blog, “Thoughtfully Simple.”