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My Heart Melts For You!

Contest Photo by: loveicing
Quakertown, PA
Category: Cupcakes

Description

Smore cupcakes!
Dunkin Hines Fudge Chocolate Cake
Mix as directed but use milk in place of water
Place graham crackers in food processor.
Place cupcake liners in pan then sprinkle gram cracker crumbs on the bottom.
Fill cupcakes with cake mix and bake.
After cupcakes cool put Marshmallow cream in a decorating bag and fill cupcakes in the center or use tip 230 a cupcake filler tip.

Recipe for Chocolate buttercream
1 cup vegetable shorting
2 Tablespoons butter
1 pound Powered Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
¾ cup Coco Powder
1 tablespoon Meringue Powder
3 tablespoons water  add more if needed.

Mix the shorting, butter, vanilla and water in a bowl. Add the powered sugar and coco powder and meringue powder. Mix until smooth.

Ingredients

Dunkin Hines Fudge Chocolate Cake
Graham Crackers  I used the cinnamon ones! YUM!
Marshmallow cream for filling  I used Solo brand
Sprinkles
Wilton candy melts red, pink, and white
Wilton Tips 3, M1
Sprinkles - I used hearts in red, white and pink.
Assorted Ribbon

How to Make

  • Top cupcakes with chocolate buttercream using a 1M swirl go around the cupcake.

  • Heat candy melts in microwave put in decorating bag. Using a tip 3 freehand hearts, arrows and swirls on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Place in refrigerator to harden.

  • Remove designs from wax paper and set on cupcakes. Sprinkle cupcakes with heart sprinkles. If desired place assorted ribbon around liners. If needed use a non-toxic glue to attach ribbon to cupcake liners.

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