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Monster High Skull Strawberry Cupcake with Cream Cheese Topping

Last weekend was Mishu 8th birthday.She requested Monster High Theme for her birthday.Too bad her mommy was lazy and lack of skills to make the whole cake,so cupcake is what she get!!Long story short,Mishu suggested her mommy to look into YouTube for the direction and idea how to make the Monster High cupcake when mommy complained she is not creative.Since her mommy want to pleased her and make her wish comes true,so mommy quietly refer to YouTube video to make this deconstructed Monster High cup cake.Just "google" Monster High cupcake when you go to YouTube,they're whole bunch of creative and beautiful cake available..Alright!! For me I choose the most simple Monster High design which is skulls but for me it's still very highly complicated and time consuming. Honestly, my Monster High edible topping is really messy and awful.It's took me a whole week to complete the topping from beginning to the end..I adapted the Strawberry Cupcake from Martha Stewart strawberry cupcakes..I also make Monster High topping for the cookies as goody bag.I will post the cookies entry later.






Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more for sprinkling fruit
4 large eggs
2 tsp strawberry essence
1 1/4 cups milk
10 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into small dice, plus more for garnish

Strawberry Cream cheese Butter cream:
3 cup sugar powder(sifted)
2 sticks butter,room temperature
8 oz cream cheese,room temperature
5-6 strawberry,chopped small or minced




Method:

1:Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 1/2 standard 12-cup cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
2:Into a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
3:In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then beat in strawberry essence. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until combined after each addition. Fold in strawberries.
4:Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cups so that each is about two-thirds full, about 2 ounces each. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through, until the cupcakes are golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
5:Transfer pans to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely on wire racks.


Make Strawberry Cream cheese Butter-cream:

1:Cream butter with sugar powder  and cream cheese until light and fluffy,about 5-8 minutes at high speed.Add 1-2 tbsp water if needed..Add in minced strawberry,mix well.
2:Spread or pipe frosting on top of each cupcake. Garnish with strawberries or sprinkle.



What you needs to make Monster High edible topping??

First prepare selected Monster High print out.You can look online for the free print out.Then paste the print out on a card board.Use wax or parchment paper cover on the print-out as show above and below.




Then prepare royal icing with food color.The consistency is very important..I found out if I use Color Flow mix with royal icing the surface is smoother and shiny but it's take longer time to dry.Prepare pipping bag with tips..Make sure do not use any grease bag for royal icing.I used Wilton recipe for the royal icing..


Use the black icing to trace the outer line first.Must wait for the black icing to dry first,then proceed with the rest of color icing.

Final step is to use food color pen for the eyes lashes but it's option..Must let its dry for 24 hours before remove from parchment paper.

Beware:the royal icing topping is very fragile, be careful when removing it.It's easily crack..


since I have some left over batter and butter cream,I make few square cuppies..






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2 comments:

Janine said...
January 31, 2013 at 2:11 AM

love the idea of using royal icing to make your lovely cupcake toppings - i think they look beautiful!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
February 7, 2013 at 10:18 AM

janine:
Thank you for dropping by and your kind words:)

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.