Monday, November 15, 2010
MSC November: Marshmallow Turkey Cupcakes
Double post day! It is Martha Stewart Cupcake posting day for November and National Bundt Day, and I am posting in support of Mary the Food Librarian and her quest to make 30 bundts in 30 days. You can see that post here. But on to the cupcakes...
When I saw that these cupcakes were the selection for November, I groaned inwardly. You see, these cupcakes combine many elements that I am not that interested in... coconut, gummy fish and marshmallows (which are fine, but hard to find kosher). As readers of this blog know, coconut is up there with foods that I really do not enjoy, so when I read that these cupcakes were covered in coconut and involved coconut covered marshmallows (hard to find kosher when its not Passover), I debated not making them.
But, now I have to thank Rachel at Simple Girl, because these cupcakes were really fun to make. I joined this club because I love cupcakes, but I also enjoy learning new decorating techniques and it was a fun activity to make the turkeys. I'm not sure how much they actually look like a turkey, but I think they are kind of cute anyway.
I made a few changes to this recipe. First, I made 1/4 of the One Bowl Chocolate cupcake recipe and got 4 cupcakes, which was prefect because I had no where to bring these. Second, I could not find coconut covered marshmallows, so I just used orange ones. I did not use sprinkles for the eyes and instead I used dots of black food coloring. Finally, 10 minutes was way to long to toast the coconut (burned the first batch and almost burned this one too). I think I would do a much shorter amount of time, maybe 4 minutes.
You can find the recipe here.