I’m not exactly sure why someone would want to turn one thing – in this case a cupcake – into something else (like a tiny pie), but the finished product is so darned cute, I couldn’t resist. Ma Petite and I had fun making (and eating) these.
They’re so easy to put together. Simply begin with any light colored cupcake recipe you like. You could try my vanilla cupcakes or use a gluten-free mix if you prefer. My best advice when making a recipe like this one is to use a cupcake recipe you have used before and know will yield great results for you. This isn’t a time to experiment with new recipes because it’s no fun when your base cupcake is a flop and you have candies, frosting and a strong desire for cuteness ready to go. ;-)
I think plain vanilla cupcakes work best so there aren’t too many competing flavors in the finished dessert. Cake, chocolate candies and frosting are quite enough without adding a wild flavor to the mix. Not to mention, it works best with a light cake base from an aesthetics perspective.
Once you decide on your cupcake recipe, you’ll want to sort your colored candies into color piles. Get your frosting ready and remember to let those cakes cool completely before you begin assembling.
I get everything ready while waiting for the cupcakes to bake and cool. Continue Reading