(#24 in the limited series: cooking/baking in the time of the coronavirus quarantine)
Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes combined to make a small cake…
Still under quarantine and one of hubby’s acquaintances, who lives nearby, was having her birthday. She planned to cook some food to celebrate informed hubby that she was sending over some birthday noodles. Of course I asked if she had cake, because if she did not, I was going to send over something…
As it turned out, she did not have cake so here is my contribution to her birthday celebration.
I was short on time… literally having only a couple of hours – so the best I could come up with was this “cake” made from cupcakes put together to form a flower shape.
The cupcakes were regular chocolate cupcakes but I placed a “surprise” inside – 2 kinds of chocolate candies… in half the cupcakes, it was Meiji milk chocolate covered macadamias, in the other half, it was a another Japanese brand (with no English subtitles) that had a delicious truffle inside.
It was a good thing that I still had some sugar flowers left over so I tied them into a bunch like a bouquet and sprinkled some Oreo crumbs to make it look like dirt and “planted” the flowers onto the cake!
Fast and easy, from start to finish – 2 hours tops!
Happy Birthday A!