Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fearless Chocolate Maple Bacon Cupcakes ♥

When I bake, I try to create a story.
The more out of my comfort zone the better.
I just dive right in, and somehow my inspiration turns into an edible storybook. ♥

The Purple Chocolate Maple Bacon Pancake Cupcake
Who says Maple Buttercream Frosting has to be brown?

Inspired by:
Willy Wonka.
Remember the 3 course meal gum he created?
This cupcake is like that.
It's an entire a cupcake.

The frosting au natural in this photo, which is wonderful too.
The main course: The chocolate cupcake.
Instead of baking the pieces of candied bacon inside of the cupcake batter, I fill the middle of the cupcake with tiny little pieces of candied bacon immediately after I am done baking the chocolate cupcake. (While it's still warm).

The entree: Swirls of Maple Buttercream Frosting. ♥

And for dessert.......
a piece of chocolate covered candied bacon.

Some are intimidated by bacon on a cupcake.
Please don't be!
This is why I call these cupcakes the Fearless Chocolate Maple Bacon Cupcakes. ♥  It's one of those things you have to try at least once in your life.  And if you do try a chocolate maple bacon cupcake, you'll want another one.  I know I did.

Recipe for the Purple Maple Buttercream Frosting:
(Adapted to an Amanda Cupcake version from an inspiration of mine, Brown Eyed Baker)

You will need:
8 oz Unsalted Butter
3 T Maple Syrup
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2-3 Cups of Powdered Sugar (depending on the desired consistency of the frosting.)
Americolor Gel Color:  Regal Purple.

This is the French Fine Cut Star tip I used to decorate with.
It's a #869 and you can buy through Ateco.

1.  Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, cream the butter.
2.  Next, add the Maple Syrup and Vanilla Extract.
3.  Gradually add the powdered sugar to your frosting until you reach a fluffy frosting consistency. You can add more powdered sugar if you want more defined ridges and swirls in your frosting when you decorate.
4.  Now add a few drops of the Regal Purple Americolor Gel Color to the frosting. You have purple maple buttercream.  Inspired by Willy Wonka. ♥

Garnish with candied bacon at your desire. Don't be afraid to dip your bacon in chocolate too for a completely over the top cupcake. ♥ Recipe here for candied bacon!

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At April 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Caroline Cakewise said...

Bacon cupcakes!! Two of the BEST THINGS EVER!! Also, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I saw your Easter creations... as mouthwatering and magical as ever!!


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