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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Butterfly Blueberry Cupcakes

I enjoy decorating cakes and cupcakes.  I like to experiment them with various types of frosting.  Although it's time consuming and kinda messy, I love doing this.  Probably it's like my 'baking & decorating' therapy for a stressful week in the office!  Whatever you call it, my family and neighbour get to taste them.  At least they are happy with it.

This time, I tried my hands at making chocolate butterflies which I did a day earlier.  What you need to do is, just melt the dark chocolate to make the outline of the butterflies, and the filling for the wings, you can use any flavored colored chocolate that you like.  I bought mango chocolate a few weeks ago with the intention of making this.  Pipe in the outline (free hand) of the butterflies on a parchment paper, and fill them with the colored chocolate.  You must work quickly as the chocolate will get stiff and you will need to re-heat to melt it again.  Once you have your butterflies, keep them in a refrigerator to harden and then store it in a container until use. If you have little kids at home, well, good luck in saving enough of them for your cuppies!

For the frosting, I used buttercream (the yellow one) and cream cheese (the white one).  Both are great for these cupcakes.  




I piped chocolate outlines with the extra chocolate and they are so simple to make.  You can pipe any shapes that you want.  All you need is to don on your creative hat and start working on your design.



 The blueberries tastes wonderful and cake is so soft!


Here's the recipe for the cupcake:
Makes 24 regular cupcakes:

375 g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter
200g sugar (I used 125g)
2 eggs
240ml milk or single cream
135g blueberries (lightly mashed with 1 tbsp water)

1. Pre-heat oven to 180d C.
2. Mix dry ingredient together and set aside.
3. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer till light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well at each addition.
4. Alternately add dry ingredients and milk or cream.
5. Add the blueberries and fill the cupcake cases with 2/3 full and bake till done.
Frost as desired and place the butterflies.

Butterflies:  Do the wings together with the antenna separately.  To assemble, place mini choc chips in the center for the body and place the wings at the sides.  Angle the wings sideways and support them with mini choc chips below the wings.

17 comments:

  1. Menomale che hai messo la ricetta, almeno adesso posso accontentare tutti i miei fidanzati!!! hahahahahaha!!!! Buona domenica!

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  2. You have aptly named your blog! I simply love the baked goodies so much! :) They make me drool! :D

    By the way, I didn't know your email ID so just posting here. I would love to have you do a post for my Cooking With Kin Series. DO have a look at my series and let me know if you can or cannot do so that I can draw up a schedule. It doesn't need to be something too difficult. Any simple recipe would do too. Just let me know.
    Love,
    Kavi
    Edible Entertainment

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  3. so pretty & cute! simple yet they make such wonderful deco for the cupcakes!!!

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  4. OMG!! They look so pretty & yum!!! Loved your decorating idea!!!

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  5. This looks absolutely yummy..I should try this soon...Bookmarking this one..
    Maha

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  6. These cupcakes are so pretty! And they have lots of very nice surprises with lots of blueberries inside... I can't stop admiring!

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  7. These look so cute and pretty...and of course delicious :) Well done!

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  8. i'm impressed at your 'butterflies' ..i tried making these kind of choc decor once..not butterflies..just simple ones and they got broken easily! sigh!

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  9. Beautiful! Since I'm lousy when it comes to decor like this, I'll just admire yours and perhaps get to eat the yummy goodies instead! Great job!

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  10. hahaha///. that's okay! :) I actually meant that you could EMAIL your recipe with pictures & I will post on my blog with a link back to your blog.. :)

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  11. Hi Jen, beautiful cupcakes! The butterflies look awesome and delicious!

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  12. awesome decoration dear.perfectly done.....looking so cute.......
    Maha

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  13. I'm so happy to receive your comments and thanks for dropping-in. I had fun doing these cupcakes! Have a great week ahead, everyone!

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  14. wow...very cute cupcakes....loved your presentation...yumm!!

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  15. Those are such cute cupcakes! I need to try baking one day lol

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