I am a huge fan of putting things inside other things then putting them in my mouth.
Get your mind out of the gutter, I mean cupcakes.
A friend of mine celebrated a birthday right before Valentine’s Day and I made him Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cupcakes decorated for his favorite television show.
I by no means thought this up myself, for a detailed recipe and instructions just look anywhere else but here.
Usually I would be making my own cookie dough, but I was short on time and used the pre-made kind. Once the cupcakes are baked, you can’t taste a difference. Give yourself enough time to freeze the cookie dough balls, if not they won’t bake as easily.
I would suggest putting a spoonful of cupcake mix in first and then placing the cookie dough on top. The cookie dough will sink when you bake it, so this gives it a little extra room to sink, instead of allowing it to break through the bottom.
I’ve made these before, so that wasn’t the exciting part. What was really fun was decorating. My goal was to create 7 Dragon Balls.
I used this as inspiration:
I’ve never made fondant before and after ruining the first batch, my sister and I finally got it right.
Next challenge: the color.
The problem with fondant (and my icing, as you can tell by the photos), is that its white. Adding any normal food coloring lightens the color. Thus, I ended up with peach cupcakes and pink stars, not very Dragon Ball-Z-esque. I was able to live with the peach/orange color, but the pink stars killed it. We learned we needed strong food coloring it turned out pretty okay.
Here was my outcome:
The consequences? I ate a whole lot of cookie dough and cupcakes. However, I had a happy friend and got some beautiful roses in the mix!
A Boston girl via Toronto. University of Toronto, Sheridan College, and Boston University alumna. Passionate about ending domestic violence. Hoping to never go a day without carbs or chocolate.