Chef Schulz’s Barbie themed cupcake recipe

Chef’s Note: Cupcakes are one of the easiest desserts to make. Being creative will make them memorable. You’ll be surprised what food colouring can do. Since the Barbie craze, I decided to try my hand at what I call Barbie Muffin Cupcakes. These are sure to be a hit at breakfast or any time both for children and adults, just watch them disappear….Enjoy!

Ingredients needed (Recipe makes 12 cupcakes):

• One and a half cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder
• Half a cup of unsalted butter

• 1 and 1/4 cup of sugar

• 1/4 cup of 2% milk
• 2 large eggs
• 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
• 12 cupcake baking cups

• One muffin baking pan

• Sugar hearts (White or pink)

• Pink crystal sugar

• Pinch of salt (to taste)

Ingredients needed for your PINK frosting:

• 1/2 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature ((take butter out of fridge 1 hour before)
• 4 cups of icing sugar
• 1/4 cup of whipping cream (35% cream)
• 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons of pink food colouring

Chef Schulz’s Barbie themed cupcakes

Making the Cupcakes:

• Preheat your oven to 176 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit)
• Place cupcake baking cups in the baking pan
• Take a large bowl and place flour, baking powder, sugar, 2 large eggs, ¼ cup of Milk, and salt to taste.
• Use an electric mixer and mix the ingredients until thoroughly mixed. If more milk is needed, just a as required.
• Once batter fully mixed, take an ice cream scooper and fill each muffin cup until about 3/4 full. 
• Place the muffin pan in the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
• Once baked take muffin pan out of the oven set aside to let it cool completely.

Making the icing sugar:

• Place ½ cup of butter, icing sugar, cream, vanilla extract and salt (to taste). Mix together with blender until stiff and fluffy.

• Add two to three drops of your pink food colouring (if a lighter shade of pink is desired add 1 or 2 more drops of the pink food colouring).

• Continue beating with the blender for an additional 1 to 2 minutes making sure the frosting stays stiff and fluffy.

• Take a tablespoon and place icing sugar on top of each cupcake.

• Add your decorations; the crystal sugar and red sugar hearts. 

Chef Stephan Schulz works across Canada with corporations and with food brokers developing recipes for major restaurants and restaurant chains across Canada. Follow Chef Schulz on instagram for his daily recipe and plated photo posts: https://www.instagram.com/chef_schulz 

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