Chocolate Cupcake Cases

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A chocolate cupcake case filled with whipped cream and strawberries.

When I came across the idea of chocolate cupcake cases online I couldn’t wait to try them out. I used some silicone cupcake cases (I got a set of 12 from Wilkinson for £2) and found some small paintbrushes. I melted some white and milk chocolate (dark would also be a great option) and painted the inside of the silicone cases.

After leaving the cases in the fridge for 15 minutes, I gave them another layer. I opted to make the first coat milk chocolate and the second coat white chocolate. This is a great way to give the cases a unique look, but any combination of any chocolate would work just as well.

After putting the cases back in the fridge for another 15 minutes, I attempted to pop them out. Out of the six I made, four came out of their cases easily, while two were difficult to remove and ended up cracking. I think that the four that were successful were a little thicker, so this is something that I would aim for in the future. 

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The four successful cases!

These cases taste great and can be filled with anything. Some examples I want to try include; ice cream, meringue, mousse or fresh fruit. Next time I make these cases, I’m going to attempt to bake some cupcakes with the same silicone mould and try to slot them into the cases. I’m not sure how well they will fit in due to the flexibility of the silicone case, but it’s worth a try! 

Feel free to leave any ideas of how to fill these chocolate cases in the comments!

A Cupcake Challenge

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This is the very first post of the cupcake blog I’ve been talking about starting for a very long time. This blog will follow my adventures (and inevitable misadventures!) as I venture my way into the wonderful world of cupcakes. 

As a long time cupcake lover and recent graduate, I finally have some spare time on my hands. I’m going to use my new-found freedom to master the art of the cupcakes recipes and designs I already know, whilst hopefully picking up a few new ideas to try out.

For the first time in my life, I’m going to take on the challenge of trying to make some money by selling my cupcakes, and will share the results (good and bad) on this blog.  

Feel free to share any tips or recipes in the comments, I’m always willing to try something new and ready to accept the challenge!