February 5, 2015
Ready for a sweet Valentine’s treat? If you live in New Jersey or watch the Food Network’s Sweet Genius, you have probably heard of Sweet Samantha…and love her! She is a gifted pastry chef and custom cake designer that is truly passionate about her baked creations. She is sharing a super decadent recipe with RapidLash that is perfect for love day. Enjoy!
Kiss kiss!!! Valentine’s Day is approaching and perhaps the same old question is on your mind “how can I make something scrumptious to surprise my loved one?” Today I am going to give you a practically no fail path to awesomeness that any man, women, or child will be drooling over. You can hang up your apron and smile as you too take a big delicious bite of your Homemade Pink Velvet Cupcakes. Yes! You ARE a domestic GODDESS! Happy Hearts Day everyone!
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 and lining a dozen cupcake liners into a cupcake tin.
In 2 separate bowls, mix wet/ dry separate then slowly combine together until just smooth …be sure to have all items room temp.
Wet = 1 egg, 3/4 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup veg oil, a few drops pink food color, 1 cup sugar (yes, this belongs with wet ingredients) 1 tsp vanilla
Dry= 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp cornstarch, 1/4 tsp salt
In a tiny bowl blend 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp vinegar — add to mix all together.
Scoop even 3/4 full into your liners – bake approximately 20 minutes (should spring back if you gently touch.)
Cool completely before frosting.
In a stand mixer, whip the following:
1/4 cup evaporated milk (whole)
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
Pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla (or blend in a bit of almond or rum extract too.)
Powdered sugar until proper consistency
Continue adding sugar until thick enough to pipe / whip till smooth
Place into frosting bag with a star tip and with a circle motion , swirl onto your cupcake!
This stuff is a Sweet Samantha secret and it is amazing. Use a small amount of pre-colored frosting (about a Tbs.) and mix in powdered sugar until thick — place onto countertop and knead until smooth and thick like play dough. You can now mold, shape, roll and cookie cutter this great material. Make some pink / red / white! I used a silicone mold by Wilton to create the fun embossed shapes. To hand roll a simple rose, press a small bit of dough into a snake, flatten it and roll up like a snail – voila! A rose!
Have fun making these delicious creations for your someone special!
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