Today, i thought as the end is in sight of my 12 days of Christmas that i would do a kinda of failed attempt at making Rudolf Cupcakes. Firstly, how do you spell rudolph? Is it ph or just an f? I have no idea so there may be a variety of the both options in this post.
I saw this idea on Pinterest in a form of a cake. As i was already planning on making a cake (blogpost Weds) then i thought, why not make them into cupcake. Cupcakes are so easy. All you need is 2 eggs and then you just weigh the eggs (i know, its sounds weird, my cousin taught me this, but trust me it works) and then the weight of the eggs equals the weight of the sugar, flour and butter. Of course, a dash of milk and smidge of vanilla essence and baking powder is optional. I tend to use them as i find the mixture can start looking a bit dry, so thats when i tend to add the milk. Then you cook them for around 15-20 minutes, depending on your oven and the temperate, which should be around 180-200 degrees celsius.
The frosting and decoration was the hardest. The chocolate is just a Devils Food Mix one, the chocolate fudge one i believe. I then just put this into a piping bag with a nozzle and voila, you have star icing. The royal icing, is pre-made, because I'm lazy and i just made very un-even eyes and a red nose and you have your Rudolph. The ears were a little tricky. I bought Cadburys and i watched a video on tempering chocolate ages ago and i think it said that if it contains veggie oil, you don't need to temper it. Anyway, i just bunged it in the microwave and melted it then attempted to make some ear shapes and popped these in the freezer. Then it just went downhill from there. They melted as soon as we touched them to try and stick them into the cupcakes. I managed to get one that looks some what decent, but as you can see, it just didn't work. They also weren't completely set and our house is like an oven, so they just melted as soon as i took them out of the freezer.
Anyway, there were so much fun to make and they still taste really nice, which is always a good thing. I love baking festive goodies, i feel like its so much fun and you can make really cute fun goodies as well. Thank you so much for reading and i hope you enjoyed!