Friday, May 11, 2012

Wicked Cupcakes

I made these for teacher appreciation week, our theme was Wicked. Such a fun theme that I HAD to come up with a cute treat for make for the teachers and staff. I also did some red and purple flowers, but I forgot to photograph those.
The recipe for the cupcake is:
1 box devils food
3 eggs
1/2 C sour cream
1 c water
1/2 C butter
1/2 C chocolate chips
(if I knew I could resist Nutella I would have filled them with a Nutella creme filling.. but I that stuff is my kryptonite and I can't resist)

The icing I used was so fluffy and easy to work with:

 1 Cup Crisco Shortenin
1  Cup butter, softened at room temp
6-8 cups Confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp clear vanilla
1 tsp almond extract (if you don't want it to taste do 2 tsp vanilla)
6 oz heavy whipping cream


Cream shortening and butter  until fluffy. Add confectioner's sugar  2 cups at a time and continue creaming until well blended.

 Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional whipping cream and or sugar if necessary (up to 2 ounces). Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy. (May take 5 or so minutes. Then add bright green food coloring.

Here is the Wicked Cupcake Wrapper pdf printable. It looks weird when I uploaded it, please write a comment if it prints weird and I will try to figure it out.
 http://www.scribd.com/doc/93261681/Wicked-Cupcake-Wrapper


The hat is made of Wilsons fondant with black food coloring. (Hobby Lobby has a great food coloring for a great price). I used an extra large french tip.
Here is a great site for decorating tips:
http://decoratethis.blogspot.com/2011/03/cupcake-decorating-tutorial.html


The secretary was out of control with her amazing door decor and the hallways. I know this is generally a food blog, but I just have to share some of the decor as well. It was amazing. I did two of the doors; they came out OK, but not as well as I had envisioned. But I think are good for idea building, and now I know better for next time.. and I will remember that it takes WAY longer than 30 mins to hang everything ON the doors. I was naive and thought that would be the easy part.. WRONG!

The was what the Secretary made.. A-mazing! The yellow brick wall is cardstock with letters the students wrote for their teachers. It went all through the halls of the school! 
This was the door she did. OUT OF CONTROL! The poppies are made from card stock that she "softened" and used a Cri-cut cutter for the Emerald City.

This is the door I did for my sons teacher. Her face on Glenda. Cracked me up when I was making it. I glued tulle and material to the face that I had printed on photo quality paper.
This is the door I did for my daughters teacher. I was disappointed it didn't turn out as cute, but the idea was cute. All of the children in her class are made into Munchkins using Photoshop. "You've taught us so completely that we thank you very sweetly." I made the giant lollipop out of tissue paper.