I have seen these on more then one blog, so my apologies for not remembering who had the original idea. Kudos though to such a creative idea!!
I borrowed the outside, but the inside was all me. Actually it was born out of necessity....I feel a cliche coming.......Oh, I will resist the urge ( truth be told, im not a fan of cliches AT ALL).
So.......I went to put something in the freezer and the door wouldnt close. OK, I get it, time to clean out the freezer. One of the first things that caught my eye were these:
I am a total kid at heart when it comes to blue food. I know that in the pastry world, blue food is a total faux pas but FAUX THAT!! When I see blue food I always reach for it & smile.
So...... not wanting to throw anything out (compiled with the promise I made to myself, to play Iron Chef, or maybe Top Chef: JessDesserts ( ha ha -get it??) and not buy any new baking ingredients until I used the majority of what I have in the house......I immediately thought of slush puppy cuppys!! They're cupcakes & they're blue! Its a win -win!
The blue color didnt really show well in this pic, but trust me, it was a very pretty shade of blue.
You can see it a little better here, but its still not showing up that well.
I tried a close up. Isnt that such a nice dome? That cuppy is so pretty. ( But dont tell his cuppy friends because they dont know he got to be in the spotlight. I dont want to promote jealousy in the cuppy world, it can get ugly very quickly!)
The pics are a little out of order, but instead of deleting it, ill just say that I used 1/2 of a red Dot as the top of the gumball machine. In hindsight ( insert yet another cliche here too) I dont think that red was the right choice, or even a Dot was the right choice. It just didnt show up very well. It kind of just blened with the rest of the colors.
I baked some cuppys in red cups and some in white cups. You will need 1 of each for 1 gumball machine cupcake. As seen above, cut off the top of the red cupcake. If you're making multiples, you may as well cut all the tops off at the same time.
The take a white cuppy and cover it with white buttercream.
Just like this. Piece of cake, right?
Then take the red cuppy and place it cake side down.
and opps we're out of pics. If I knew how to insert pics on the bottom, please let me know because I feel VERY stupid right now.
Thankfully, its easy enough to describe. I would put the M&M's on the frosted side of the white cuppy first, then put that on top of the red cuppy thats waiting with frosting on top.
2 last steps: 1- add the 1/2 of the red DOt on the very top of the gumball machine and
2- take a white candy melt and tuen it so the flat side if facing up. Using an edible marker, write how much you would like your gumball to cost. For example, 1 cent, 5 cents, etc. Its your cuppie, you name the price!!!
Lastly, just add a small dab of frosting to the opposite side of the candy melt and place it on the front of the red cuppy.
Thats all folks! ! !
Thanks for stopping by and more importantly, thank you for putting up with me while im learning how to blog!! It will get better, I promise!!
Ok, the recipe was a simple WASC recipe that I just modified for the occassion
1 box white cake mix
1 cup AP flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water ( which I substituted for the ice pop liquid)
3 egg whites
1 cup sour cream
pinch of salt
1 T vanilla
bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, or the cake springs back to your touch. Whatever your comfortable with. Mine baked ~17 minutes.