Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I like Cupcakes A Latte

My eight year old loves Starbucks. When I was eight I loved the New Kids on the Block. Times are a changing! Olive has a summer birthday so we always take birthday treats at the end of the year. She would have loved to celebrate with Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccinos, but 25 mini fraps would break this mama's budget. So I thought of the next best thing, CUPCAKES!

I really had a lot of fun making these and thought they were easier than regular cupcakes.

First I acquired the paper sample cups from my local Starbucks.

Second I used a standard chocolate cake box mix and filled each cup half full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes and let cool

While the cupcakes baked I melted white chocolate and use green food coloring to make it Starbucks straw green.

I dipped pretzel sticks in the chocolate to make the little straws. (This was an adventure, because the chocolate was thick and I thought they looked like pickles. I will have to work on my chocolatier skills.)

We used bread to hold the pretzels up so they didn't get flat on one side while they cooled.

Once the cupcakes cooled I used the Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus to ice them. I love this tool! Thanks Mom for gifting it to me a few years ago!!

After they were iced we topped them off with chocolate sprinkles.

Lastly we added the pretzel straws.