Conversation between me and the hubs:
Hubs: Did you see that photo?
Me: Oh yea, it was on Pinterest.
Hubs: I’m not surprised. I assume everything women do now comes straight from Pinterest.
Me: Ouch. But yea, that’s true.
In an effort to try new baking techniques I too took to Pinterest for some new ideas. I came across this post about baking shapes into the center of cupcakes. It was surprisingly easy and I was pleasantly surprised when mine actually turned out.
A brief rundown:
Dye and bake 1/3 of the batter as a sheet cake, cut into desired shapes and stand in the cupcake liner (filled with a little bit of the regular batter).
Surround your shape with the other 2/3 of the batter, coming about halfway up the shape. Remember, it will rise!
Decorate and enjoy!
I’m totally sold on this. Compared to the tedious process of cake pops this was a breeze. I plan on finding as many opportunities as possible to bake random shapes into my cupcakes.
Anyone else have a Pinterest success?