Black and White Cupcakes with a SURPRISE!

Last week, I was asked by my mom’s best friend to make some cupcakes for her friend’s bridal shower. The theme was black and white, so I immediately thought chocolate and vanilla. However, I knew I wanted to add an extra POP to these cupcakes to make them even better. So I went on YouTube and searched black and white cupcake recipes. I’ve always been pretty lazy about making my own cupcakes from scratch because it takes a really long time, and usually I’m just doing a quick thing and grab a box of Pillsbury cake mix. This particular time, though, was my first paid job, so I decided to find something that would be a hit. Thank goodness for YT! I discovered a channel called Crumb Boss TV (http://www.youtube.com/user/steph91069) and found that they have UHH-mazing videos here on basically anything under the sun that you need to make. PLUS, they are super entertaining! I’ve been addicted to their videos so the recipe below is my attempt at making Crumb Boss’ Oreo cupcakes with her famous Swiss Meringue Buttercream. All recipes were taken from http://www.crumbboss.com/.

Click here for the chocolate cupcake recipe. What I did was I added a Golden Oreo to represent the “white” part of the theme into the cupcake. This adds a really great surprise when the person bites into the cupcake!
Click here for the buttercream recipe. This recipe is super fattening but super worth it! She makes it really easy to follow her methods. Go out and try it!

I also made some candy chocolates using black and white Wilton Candy Melts. I bought these at Michaels and they were on sale for $2.49 each. I think it added a really nice touch to the top of the cupcake. Here is where you can go to find these molds. It’s super simple, but takes a long time.
I also added some black jimmies and white sand sugar to decorate the cupcake.

Overall, I’m really happy with how these cupcakes turned out. The only thing that was disappointing was the the cupcakes turned out in different sizes because of the different cupcake pans. I discovered that the older cupcake pan tends to make the cupcake flatten out rather than puff up.

Oops! Another thing, I ended up with so many extra cupcakes because I had to make the recipe twice! The first time, Beth and I forgot to put the Oreo in! We were so upset.

Thanks for reading!
le hungry monkey

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