I made these cupcakes at the beginning of the month for my friend's 30th birthday, with the intention of making them again as Halloween cupcakes. But, time got the best of me and I only made them once. The recipe this week was chosen by Clara at iheartfood4thought and you can find the recipe there. Thanks!! Also, check out the Tuesdays With Dorie blog to see all the other cupcakes.
I made two different frostings. One was the glaze Dorie recommended and the other was a cream cheese frosting. I didn't like Dorie's glaze at all...I can't stand the taste of bittersweet chocolate. She also used bittersweet in the cupcake recipe. Next time, I will use semisweet.
Overall, the cupcakes were not bad. I thought they were moist and I was impressed that the next day they were still moist.
To make them birthday cupcakes, I made little 30s to go on the top using Vanilla Candy Wafers. Here is what I did. First draw the numbers on a piece of parchment paper.
Melt the wafers according to the directions on the package, put in a plastic baggie, and cut a small hole in the tip. On the back side of the parchment paper, trace the numbers and fill them in.
Place in the freezer to harden. And...voila! You have perfect cupcake toppers. And, they are tasty to boot!