Mummy Cupcakes

“MUMMY

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ¼ cup cake flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 7 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Fondant

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl add the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Whisk together & set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, add eggs & beat until well mixed, or about 20 seconds. Add the sugar & continue beating on medium speed adding next vegetable oil & then vanilla.
  • Reduce the speed to incorporate half of the flour mixture, & then half of the buttermilk. Repeat adding the remaining flour & buttermilk. Beat until well combined.
  • Line regular-size muffin tins with cupcake liners & pour batter into the prepared tins. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Then let cupcakes cool.
  • To make the frosting, place the butter in a bowl & beat for 1 minute. Add 4 cups of powdered sugar along with the milk & vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes until creamy & smooth. Gently add the remaining sugar, one cup at a time. Beat until thick enough to spread.
  • Tint the frosting with green food coloring, if desired, & decorate the cupcakes. Roll out the fondant & cut into strips. Wrap around the frosted cupcakes to resemble a mummy.

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