These chocolate cupcakes were so much fun to bake and decorate. Looking at a fresh-baked cupcake or a crumb-coated layer cake ... it feels like I have a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless. So this is what unfolded with a late-night batch of cupcake baking.
Some of the toppings I had on hand included: chopped salted peanuts, Hanuta cookies, Snickers bars, Twix bars, Reeses cups, Hershey Kisses, and Ferrero Rocher bon bons.
I had also prepared some dark chocolate ganache, caramel sauce, vanilla buttercream, and whipped chocolate ganache buttercream.
After these were nearly finished, I had a couple cupcakes leftover. What to do... And then it hit me, our family motto, "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
Here is ... Death by Chocolate Cupcake.
|A chocolate cupcake with a ring of dark chocolate ganache...|
|...a small swirl of whipped chocolate ganache buttercream...|
|...and a Hershey's Kiss topper.|
These cupcakes were baked for no special reason. When that's the case, I look for avenues to give them away. Fortunately, I know some cyclists that enjoy cupcakes as a post-ride refuel.
I love that I get to be creative. And I love that my life partner is board with that idea, too.