EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES WITH FONDANT TOPPERS

“Yeah I know he’s cute but he is forever mine,” says this cute little girl ❤💑❤
Instead of the conventional notes/cards… why not say it with cupcakes!?
This time on my anniversary made these fondant cupcake toppers to show my love.PicsArt_1492225969148

My marriage is my life.💑
I make our marriage organized, you make it outstanding. I make our married practical, you make it perfect. I keep it grounded, you give it wings. I love you.

My anniversary day  is like a festival for me .I am here with satisfaction and happiness because of my marriage ..
😊😊😊😊If I start showing my love cupcake recipe will be left out..
Love is a big part of me, my life and my cooking. “Romance and Chocolate goes so well together”- say these beautiful cupcakes….I am happy i nailed it beautifully….
tadaaaaa selfie time …20170414_184927

Recipe courtsey…Diya haldipur my facebook group member ..Thanks dear.
INGREDIENTS:
Cupcakes 2 (I made chocolate cupcakes)
whipped cream 1cup
Fondant
Corn starch
Fondant colours of your choice .here i used white,blue, red, brown and skin colour
rolling pin
heart fondant cuttersPicsArt_1492314625605
round cookie cutters for the topper bace and faces.
edible marker
a knife
fondant toolsPicsArt_1492315541158water to be used as glue

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make the cupcakes first (recipe here Eggless Chocolate Cupcakes) cool them and then do the frosting and fondant toppings.
  2. using the larger cookie cutter, cut two big circles for the base for the topper. roll some skin coloured fondant and using cookie cutter cut two small circles for the faces .then using a knife or fondant tools, cut the parts where you will be attaching their hair later.
  3. fix the faces at the top portion. cut out the girl’s dress and sleeves using some blue coloured fondant .you can use fondant tools to make some impressions on the dress.
  4. Time for little hands. Roll out two small skin coloured fondant balls and make them ovel shaped. Place it at the end of the sleeves. Roll out brown coloured fondant in to balls and make them a bit ovel for her shoes.
  5. After the little girl’s shoes are attached , we move on to the cute boy .make small shirt using some white fondant. With brown fondant make a tear drop shape and roll out the fondant .Cut it in shape of pant and attach it. Make his sleeves using same technique as we did for the girl.
  6. after attaching his little palms, we move on to his hair. Roll out a tear drop shape and flatten. Attach this to his head and using a knife or tool, draw lines to give his haira combed look. Do the same for hia girl.
  7. And the eyes and eyebrows using an edible marker or you can paint using a brush as well. Using heart shape fondant cutters make two sizes of hearts and attach.PicsArt_1492281940802
  8. Frost the top of your cupcakes and press one of the cupcake toppers onto the frosting.

 

NOTES:

  • If you are not going to serve your cupcakes the same day, it is best to store just the fondant cupcake toppers in an airtight container until the day you need them. Then place them on the cupcakes up to several hours before serving.

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MINI CHOCOLATE HEARTS/EGGLESS MINI CHOCOLATE CAKES

My Birthday special🎂🎂🎂

MINI CHOCOLATE HEARTS/EGGLESS MINI CHOCOLATE CAKES
“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories”.picsart_1486916561926

It’s my birthday on 9th Feb.
I am busy with parties with family and friends.I am very crazy about My birthday and really excited too and would like to share my happiness with all of you.
February is a month of love and happiness too as it is my birthday month.

When I was baking this cake only one idea came to my mind a heart shape cake with red topping and it came out to be exactly the way I wanted it to be.

When you dream about some creation and outcome is as you think .you get more confidence to create such new things ..When I am posting and writing here I am smiling to think about my mini chocolate hearts ..picsart_1486916642483
Me with my little hearts, I can’t control myself to take a picture with it.dsc_4476

oooo Valentines is coming you can make it for your love ..
Get set go and baking on.

CAKE INGREDIENTS:

All purpose flour (maida)1Cup
Butter 1/4cup
Milk powder 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar 1/2 Cup
Coco powder 1 tbl sp
Baking powder coated tsp
Baking soda 1/2tsp
coffee powder (heaped)1/8tsp
Milk 1/2 cup
Curd 1/4 cup
Water 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
Whipped cream for decoration
small star nozal
piping bag
Heart shape sprinkles.

GANACHE INGREDIENTS:

White chocolate chips – ¼ cup
Heavy cream – ¼ cup(I used amul fresh cream)
1/2tbsp butter
red colour 2-3 drops (I used ameri red colour)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Grease and Dust the cake tin….process of applying a thin layer of butter to the tin and then coat it with Maida is called grease and dust. This process ensure easy removal of cake.
  2. Take an square  pan, apply butter all over the inside part of it, sprinkle Maida (I used the maida n coco mix) and rotate the pan as you rotate a steering wheel when you drive a car. Tap the pan on the back and dust off the excess floure                        
  3. Mix flour with baking powder, soda, coffee and coco powder and sieve it thrice.
    Why thrice?
    One, by sieving thrice all ingredient will mix together nicely.
    Two, sieving will incorporate air to the maida.
  4. Take a bowl, add soften butter and sugar, beat till light.
  5. Now add milk powder and curd beat thoroughly. Add essence.
    Add Sieved flour (with baking powder and soda, coffee and coco) gradually with milk and water and fold the batter with the help of a spatula.picsart_1486380883585
  6. Do not beat much at this point.Pour this batter into a greased cake tin and tap the pan twice on your kitchen counter to release air pockets. picsart_1486380916280
  7. Preheat the oven at 180*, bake it for 30-35 minutes.  To check, insert a toothpick in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean, it is done.
  8. Take it out from the oven, let it cool for 8-10 minutes in the pan and then invert it on the wire rack for about one hour and let it cool completely.

GANACHE MAKING METHOD:

  1. Chop the chocolate into tiny pieces. Make sure the chopped pieces are all of the same size so that it will all melt at the same time.
  2. Heat the cream in a saucepan or a microwave until you see tiny bubbles appearing around the edges. If using microwave, as a general rule, keep for 30 seconds.
  3. Once you see the bubbles, remove from heat (otherwise the cream will bubble up and overflow) and pour over the chopped chocolate.
  4. Submerge all the chocolate pieces and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes, start mixing the chocolate and cream together. Add the butter. Keep mixing until it all comes together as a smooth mixture.
  6. If there are pieces that have not melted, put it back in the microwave for 30 seconds and mix again until it is smooth.
  7. Once cool, use it if using for glaze. Otherwise, cover it with a cling film and keep it refrigerated until it sets well and use as needed.
  8. If refrigerating, bring it to room temperature before using.

DECORATION SUGGESTIONS:

  1. When the cake is fully cooled cut it intk the shape  of mini  hearts with the help of a  cookie cutter .picsart_1486915989442
  2. Place the mini cakes on a wire rack  Drizzle 2 tbsp of ganache or more so that cake is  fully covered.
  3. Take some whipped cream in piping bag with small star nozal, make cakes border .
    Put some heart shapes sprinkles on the sides.picsart_1486916086734

    Yipeeeeeeee my love is ready
    Mini chocolate hearts are ready ..picsart_1486916684415

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