Spaghetti and meatballs??????Posted: April 19, 2011
Is it? Or is it not? I loved this cupcake idea in the Hello Cupcake book. I have tried a few of their ideas, but this by far is my favorite. I love how cute and cleaver this is. it would make for a great dessert after an Italian meal, for April Fools Day or for any fun reason!! This was easy to make and only required a few extra ingredients.
10 vanilla cupcakes baked in white paper liners
1 can or 16 ounces of your favorite buttercream
1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 drops yellow food coloring
11 hazelnut chocolates (Ferrero Rocher), unwrapped
3/4 cup low-sugar strawberry preserves (low-sugar has the best color for this)
2 tbsp grated white chocolate
Tint the vanilla frosting with the cocoa powder and yellow food coloring and spread a thin layer over each cupcake. Arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter so they are touching and close together.
Spoon the remaining frosting into a piping bag (I used a small round tip, but you can just snip the end of the bag). Press out the excess air. Pipe the frosting all over the cupcakes to make the spaghetti, piling it high and allowing some of the spaghetti to hang over the edges.
Place the hazelnut chocolates and the preserves in a medium bowl and toss. Spoon some of the preserves on top of the spaghetti. Place 1 hazelnut chocolate on each cupcake and 1 on the platter. Top the cupcakes with the remaining preserves and sprinkle the grated white chocolate over everything.