Today is a good day to just stay inside. It's too cold and rainy outside. I have a long list of things I should be doing but, as usual, I opted to bake instead. I swore last time I baked that I wouldn't bake for a month. I caved! I think that means that I have a problem! Hi...I'm Vicki...I'm a bake-aholic ........
Oh well, at least I'm not eating all this stuff that I bake. Then I really would have a problem. ( I made red velvet cream cheese brownies too!)
Anyways, the chocolate cupcake recipe is from: www.joyofbaking.com/ChocolateCupcakes.html
I got the idea for the rest of this cupcake from: www.kitchendaily.com/2010/12/22/coffee-creations-cupcakes-cupcake-decoration/
For the icing I used stabilized whipped cream.
To dip the cupcakes into chocolate icing, I used store bought icing, put into the microwave for about 25 seconds. What a neat trick! I thought about making chocolate ganache to dip the cupcakes into but this was much easier. It looked really nice too.
I would definitely make this cupcake again!