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Sunday, November 27, 2011

I'm A Cupcake, You're a Lebowski ♥

Have you ever seen the cult classic movie The Big Lebowski?


This week my friend was hosting a baby shower for a future "Little Lebowski" and she asked me to make 50 mini Lebowski themed cupcakes. And yes, they were having the baby shower at the local bowling alley here in Waupaca.

If you ever need to make cupcakes based off of a movie, I suggest you watch the movie, channel your inner costume designer, and think of your cupcakes as one of the stars of the movie.  That's what I did.

I am known for stacking a lot on one regular sized cupcake, but I wanted to fit the entire movie on 50 miniature cupcakes! 

It must have been cupcake destiny.
I found mini bowling pins in a toy pack at the dollar store.
I made cupcake toppers out of them inspired by the bowling pin headdresses in the movie:





I also made White Russian cupcakes. "Dude" would approve.
The White Russian was his drink of choice in the movie.  Kahlua, Vodka, cupcake, and a straw.  See recipe for White Russian Cupcakes at the end of this blog.




The Big Lebowski is full of 'staches. I made Dude's mustache edible-on a stick! You can wear it before you eat it.



Dude's Sunglasses ... and yes they are edible.


Mini Bowling Ball Cupcakes.





For the Little Lebowski. Awwwwww.
The words are edible. I free-handed them out of candy melts using a piping bag.


A little "Urban Achiever"


Let's Go Bowling.

The Dude Abides.
All that's needed are some tumbleweeds.






My best interpretation of Dude's Rug, made out of frosting.




Welcome, Little Lebowski. ♥♥♥


Recipe for White Russian Cupcakes:

Cupcake Recipe Adapted by Baked Perfection
Cupcakes Inspired by The Big Lebowski
and decorated by Amanda Cupcake!


Dry Ingredients:
1 1/4 C Flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Creaming Ingredients:
6 Tablespoons Butter
3/4 C Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 Egg White

Liquid Ingredients:
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Milk
1/8 Cup Vodka
1/8 Cup Kahlua

Instructions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350.
2.  Line Pan with 12 Cupcake Liners.
3.  Combine dry ingredients in one medium sized bowl.
4.  In another medium sized bowl, combine liquid ingredients.
4.  Blend Butter & Sugar in your Kitchen Aid Mixer until creamy.
5.  Add Egg & Egg White to the Creamed Mixture.
6.  Now start adding the liquid & dry ingredients (alternating) until blended in with the creamed mixture.
7.  Use an ice cream scoop to fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserted into the cupcake.

When Finished Baking:  Use an additional 1/8 Cup of Kahlua to glaze the top of your cupcakes.


White Russian Frosting:
1 Cup Unsalted Butter
5 Tablespoons Kahlua
1/4 tsp salt
2-3 Cups of Powdered Sugar

Instructions:
  • Cream Butter & Kahlua in mixer until creamy.
  • Add 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Gradually add Powdered Sugar until frosting is whipped & creamy.
  • If frosting is too stiff, I add a tablespoon of milk or heavy whipped cream. This gives it a more smooth texture. 

3 comments:

  1. I was so impress on how you decorates your cupcakes. One of my favorite is the White Russian cupcakes. You made it looks so delicious and very inviting too.

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  2. They were as gorgeous tasting as they were to look at. Thanks again for helping to make my baby-shower memorable.

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  3. Thank you both so much for the wonderful feedback ♥ it means the world!! maybe you can try the white russian recipe now? :)

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