Can I offer you a cute cupcake to kick off your week?
I have only wanted to dip frosted cupcakes in chocolate for like, ever. I finally did. Yay! And it wasn’t nearly as hard as I kept thinking it would be. I did not use a homemade recipe for these, though if you would like one, I’d highly highly suggest my pink velvet recipe, which you can make any color you’d like! Instead I used a box of Duncan Hines Decadent Red Velvet Cupcake Mix – which makes a dozen cupcakes. It was in my pantry, so that worked for me, and I’m all about making baking work for you.
I had Hi Hat cupcakes in mind when I made these, but since I think that is a pretty specific recipe, I’ll just refer to them as chocolate dipped. I think one of the keys to being able to dip these into the chocolate was using a crusting buttercream recipe. I used one from I Am Baker, and it was perfect for these. If you get the same cupcake mix I used, it does come with a frosting pouch – I didn’t use it, because I wanted to go with the crusting buttercream. After baking them and cooling them, I frosted them. Then into the FREEZER they went for a few minutes. I wanted to make sure that the chocolate would set up quickly when I dipped them.
I pulled them out of the freezer one by one and dipped them into my chocolate coating. Bakerella has a rocking tutorial on this (and hers are far prettier than mine are!). Since it was just me in the kitchen, I wasn’t able to get any pics of dipping them, it was a two hand job.
To recap, I used the following…
Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cupcake Mix
I Am Baker’s The Perfect Crusting Buttercream Frosting
hi. i love this. i wanna make these for valentines day and i was wondering can i use the butter cream frosting from the store or does it have to be the crusting butter cream frosting?
Kristal, I don’t know that canned buttercream will give you the height or hold as well. You could try, but I’d probably double the amount of frosting you’d typically use if going with canned, as you need to get some height on them. Can’t really say what kind of result you will get with a canned option. Good luck.