Chocolate Mint Cupcakes for Babyshower
Chocolate cupcakes, two toned buttercream frosting made with real mint leaves and topped with these cute little blue feet sweeties!
It´s Monday the start of a new week and I have a million things to do and I hope to do them all well.. We all know the feeling of overwhelment.. Being a good wife, mother, building my business, being there for my family & friends, treating others with kindness.. I´ve learnt along the way to do everything I can to the best of my ability, 1 task at a time and to enjoy the journey along the way.. the truth is I´m not God so I´m not perfect.. but I strive to be the best I can be..
It´s a Boy!
Today´s recipe is cupcakes I made over a week ago for a friend´s babyshower, for her unborn baby boy, who will be here in the next couple of weeks however I decided to post the recjpe for the Dark Chocolate Shirt Cake before.
These cupcakes are chocolate flavoured and the frosting was made with mint leaves to create a chocolate & mint flavoured cupcake! One of my favourite flavour combos ever!
I´ve come to appreciate natural ingredients and I try to use them as far as I can instead of artificial flavours, hence the reason for my experiment with the mint leaves. Result: some people could clearly taste the mint and others not.. solution: you could infuse your milk and mint mixture slightly longer or add more leaves, add melted mint chocolate to your frosting (this would however change the colour) or simply add a bit of artificial mint colour..
I added some turquoise gel colourant to the inside of my piping bag (use an ear bud to add four lines – spaced out equally – down the inside of the piping bag to create this two tone coloured swirl.
I hope you guys liked this post!