After the failed attempt at colour flow horses (see Failed at Flow), I had to find another way to make Black Bottom Horse Cupcakes for my mom’s birthday. Here they are!
Black Bottom Horse Cupcakes
Cupcakes: These cupcakes are delicious! Make your favourtie chocolate cupcake batter, fill the liners 1/3 full. Cream together one brick of cream cheese, and one cup of sugar. When smooth, add one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Drop one tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on top of the chocolate cake batter. Bake for 20 mins at 350 F. They taste like cheesecake filled chocolate cupcakes. Mmmmm!
They were an absolute hit with my mom…thank god because they were touch and go for a while. Due to my schedule (massage!…priorities) I had left decorating the horses until one hour before mom’s birthday dinner. I ended up slightly stressed, and rushing! Not a good combo when you’re trying to fiddle with small pieces. I ended up with a VERY chocolately counter, VERY chocolatey hands…pants…arms…shirt. EVERYWHERE! Tip: For the love, leave yourself enough time to actually enjoy putting these cupcakes together.
Decorating: What you need…peppermint patties, mini m&m’s, vanilla icing (divided into one white icing tube and one light brown gel tinted tube), chocolate icing, hickory sticks. Ice all of the cupcakes. The peppermint patties become the horse’s nose…cover them in chocolate icing. For the ears, I used the patties cut into triangular shapes, covered them in icing and then used half a toothpick to hold them in place. The rest, you can probably see in the pictures. Have fun!
The decorating part is tedious, but they turned out so well…if I don’t say so myself…and they’re delish. Of course, seeing the enjoyment on my mom’s face, makes it worth it! Happy Birthday Mom! I love you.
Here’s what the colour flow horses ended up looking like . . .