Friday, February 7, 2014

Glitterfied Celebration!!! Recipe, and DIY! ♥♥♥♥

February is filled with so much celebration!
My birthday, the anniversary of iSparkle Cupcakes, and Valentine's day!
I thought to celebrate I would share a little how-to for you to make for your Valentine!

Red Velvet cupcake stuffed
Chocolate dipped Strawberries!
They are so fun, and easy!
The first thing you need to do is make up your favorite Red Velvet cupcakes!

May it be that secret recipe from your grandma, or a quick box mix!
(I won't judge you for using a box mix, don't worry!)

Or you can make it fun, and use this doctored up box mix!
Don't worry it's still easy!!

1 Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 box chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. Almond extract
You add more Red Coloring too if you want it to be super red velvet! 

Throw everything in a bowl, and mix it all up!
Scoop into cupcake pans, and bake 22mins at 325*

The other things you need are:

a scissor (wash them!!)

Melting Chocolate like candy melts,
I really like Ghirardelli!
Fresh Strawberries
Fun sprinkles, and glitter
to throw on them!
parchment paper, or cupcake liners

Step 1: Take your strawberry, and make a cut into it about half way up

Step 2: Brake off some of your Red Velvet cupcake.

Step 3: Stuff as much Red Velvet cupcake into that strawberry as you'd like!!
A little or a lot! I say the more the merrier!

Step 4: Melt your chocolate, now you can use any kind of melting chocolate you want.
I used white Chocolate because I think it pairs nicely with Red Velvet cake! But dark Chocolate would be just as yummy!
Make sure you melt it 30sec at a time stirring in between so your chocolate doesn't burn.
After you melt it you're ready to dip your strawberries!!!

Then you can either set them each right into a pretty cupcake liner,
or onto parchment paper!

Make sure you sprinkle them up before that chocolate dries!
And throw a little over your shoulder for good luck!

We even made these with the lovely
Hannah Anderson, on Sunrise Seven at 7am!!!
Tune in on Feb 9th to watch!!!