Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A Mini Cupcake Mess & Blueberry Simple Syrup Recipe

This was the scene on my counter the other day as I was trying so hard to make the perfect red, white, and blue mini cupcakes for the 4th of July.

I made a vanilla cupcake  and divided it into 3 bowls using food coloring to color 1 bowl red and 1 blue, leaving the 3rd white.  I put each of the batters into ziploc bags and cut the tip off of one corner so I could easily pipe the batter into the mini cupcake liners.  The only problem with this is I didn't at all pay attention to how much of each I was putting in and ended up over filling each of the liners.  Of course I didn't realize how much I over filled them until they were baking.  All 24 of them overflowed and stuck to the stupid pan and I had no choice but to scrape them out with a butter knife.

I did manage to fill them correctly the 2nd time around and decided to do red and blue cupcakes with white frosting.  I didn't want just a plain vanilla cupcake because that sounded too boring to me so I decided to make a blueberry simple syrup to drizzle over the top and give it a nice flavor.

If you haven't ever tried making a simple syrup for your cakes or cupcakes now is your chance.  It's so easy I couldn't believe it myself. 

Blueberry Simple Syrup
1/2c water
1/2c sugar
1/2c blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
place all in a medium sized pot and bring to a boil.  I couldn't remember what I had read online as far as how long it needed to boil but I let mine go for about 5 minutes until the water turned a pretty purple/blue and the pot looked like this:

Allow to cool down.  Now poke holes in your cake/cupcakes with a toothpick and use a spoon to drizzle the syrup over top.  Make sure to put plenty of syrup on because this is where all the flavor is.  I made the mistake of being a little shy with my simple syrup and regretted it after frosting all my cupcakes and tasting one only to find I couldn't taste the blueberry flavor at all.

Unfortunately I don't have a picture of my finished mini's because we lost electric in the middle of my frosting them and by the time the sun came up in the morning all the cupcakes were gone. 

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