Every now and then, the Dress My Cupcake staff gets together and celebrates a holiday or life occasion. Typically, we each take turns having everyone over as entertaining can get messy and stressful. Well, this time around it’s my turn and if you can keep a secret here’s what I plan to do: Cupcake Fondue! Because we have a few vegan eaters in our office, I plan to make vegan friendly cupcakes. This may sound like a complicated task but it’s pretty simple.
You can create mini cupcakes from scratch or from a box, depending on your time and skill. If you don’t have dietary conditions there’s no need to make your life any more difficult than necessary. My plan is to create a few different cupcake sizes so that people who don’t want to dip or doctor can still enjoy the cupcake fun. Those will be placed on a cupcake stand with their own special cupcake wrappers. Red velvet, chocolate and strawberry are on the menu.
For cupcake fondue ‘frosting’, stick to a simple cupcake fondue recipe. My inspiration is coming from Pint Sized Social. She mixed together orange juice, powdered sugar and corn syrup to create an orange flavored cupcake dip. I want to start with a juice flavored dip then try white chocolate and dark chocolate. If you’re making chocolate fondue, stick to the recipe on the chocolate container. For a juice flavored frosting you don’t need to keep the dip heated. For chocolate, a standard fondue bowl or candle will work. Remember to keep them separate so kids know which ones are hot and dangerous to touch.
Using mini cupcakes is a great way to enjoy a few different cupcakes without a calorie splurge. After you’re done baking the cupcakes remember to take off the cute cupcake liners on the cupcakes you want to dip. With a cupcake stand, set out a pile of cupcakes and complete the display with bowls of toppings. Cupcake toppings can be anything from graham cracker crumbs to edible sprinkles. The sky is the limit when it comes to decorations and cupcake toppings. My favorite: small vanilla yogurt chips. Here’s my shopping list and plan of attack:
Cupcake Recipe Ingredients: Vegan Margarine, Sugar, Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Applesauce, Vanilla
Cupcake Fondue Frosting: Powdered Sugar, Corn Syrup, Fruit Juice
Cupcake Supplies: Cupcake Liners, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, A Variety of Sprinkles, Fondue Cooker, Cupcake Wrappers, Edible Sugar, Mini Chocolate Chips, Shredded Coconut, Crushed Cookies, Candy Bar Pieces, Cupcake Stand
Putting together a fun cupcake fondue night is really easy. All you need are basic cupcake supplies and a fondue kit. Your local store will have a fondue kit for probably less than fifty dollars and they come with plenty of sticks. Once you’ve prepped your table, stack a few on a delicious cupcake stand and enjoy yourself. Don’t forget beverages as cupcakes can be very sweet!