This weekend the last two games were played to decide who goes to the Grey Cup.... and the Saskatchewan Roughriders made it!! Whoooot!!
Last week for the play off game I made rolo cupcakes. They were a big hit and delicious!! (I heard that one of the guys still hasn't shut up about them! lol)
A couple of our friends that we watch the game with LOVE the site Bake it in a Cake. Basically it's a site showing a whole bunch of other things baked into cakes/cupcakes.
One of the guys last weekend was talking about how awesome it would be to have cupcakes inside cupcakes and then baked into a cake.
SO THAT'S WHAT I DID!!
I used a cake mix and again used some of the cake secrets from the Make it and Love it Make-a-Cake series to keep it super moist; I brought my eggs to room temperature first, I used milk, I added a little more oil than called for, and I mixed it with a wire whisk instead of beating it for a long time (like it calls for)
First I made a dozed mini muffins. I under baked them, leaving them in just past the "wiggle point." After letting them cool a bit I threw the whole tin in the freezer, just incase they had any raw-ness still.
Next I took separated the cake batter into 2 bowls. Using food coloring I colored one bowl green. I then put a spoonful of the green batter into the (full sized) cupcake tins. I placed a mini cupcake on this, and then spooned some more batter over top of them. I baked these again for a very short period of time, just keeping an eye on them.
After they were cooled, I spread a thin layer of the remaining white batter into a cake pan. I then placed 7 green cupcakes into the pan and spooned the remaining batter between them. If I had had more batter left, I would have added some to the tops of the cupcakes as well.
The finished cake got baked until it started turning golden on top.
Because I didn't have enough batter left over to put some on top of the green cupcakes, I wanted a light icing so that I could cover the unevenness without it being overwhelming. I made a pudding-dream whip icing found here.