Casino Cupcakes (with the perfect chocolate recipe)
So the boyf often has poker evenings with his mates – a Friday night that I’m not invited to. So I thought I would make my girly presence known with some casino themed cupcakes for him to take along to their next meeting. If, like me, you have no clue how to play poker – then visit Casino Top 10. Maybe when I actually know how to play I’ll be invited to these boyish casino evenings. Then again, I might just choose to stay home and read Wuthering Heights.
So! Here are the little gems. I must say I nearly cried at the beautiful site of the 12 perfect chocolate cupcakes. This chocolate cupcakes recipe is my one and only – it’s like finding a husband in a recipe. I do, I DO take you my favourite chocolate recipe, to have and to hold, in burnt ovens and in weekend baking dates…you get the idea!
So the chocolate cupcake recipe isn’t new – in fact here’s the link to get the recipe (CLICK HERE) from a previous post I wrote. Just some tips…use an electric beater with the mixture and make sure the cupcake holders are just less than 2/3 full AND whatever you do, don’t be like one of friends (bless her) and change the recipe here and there! Nah-ah. Then the casino games – as a newbie to Casino cupcake decor I went with some simple chips and cards – I also discovered I has no green food dye so my wish of making green icing base my shattered. Alas I think chocolate suited the boys! I used your R6 food dye from Pick ‘n Pay, Trumps ‘Ready To Roll’ White Icing (about R50 from Pick ‘n Pay/Checkers), icing sugar and a clean small paintbrush (available from art shops like The Deckle Edge).
1. Trumps White Icing
2 Coat your surface and hands with icing sugar then pay with the roll-out-icing until it’s soft (bit like play-doh)
3. Roll it out until about half a cm thick (but however thick you want it really)
4. I used a knife to cute the rectangles for the cards and a bottle-top (from mineral water bottle) to make the round circles for the chips
1. The red and yellow icing
2. painted the pattern on the chips (just google casino chips for an idea of which ones you want to paint!)
3. The end product with dark green (add blue and yellow food colouring together, about 2 drops to 1 ratio)
4. I plonked the decorations on my chocolate cupcake
Stu liked them enough to give them a kiss!
The photo does not do justice to my cupcakes. Yes, I’m an amatuer baker that is fully aware that these don’t look like their made on Cake Boss – but – I am SO PROUD of them anyway.
I found some other cute pictures of casino cupcakes (from some pro bakers I might add) that I thought I’d share.
By Bella Rose found on Cake Central
Moral of the story is that the next batch WILL have green icing as a base and I think I have sometime to practice perfecting my little theme. I can’t wait to make the dice! If you’re wondering where to find black icing – try The Baking Tin in Claremont – Capetownians.