A monkey on a cupcake
Mardi Gras is a widely celebrated event and having a tasty treat helps to complete the whole event. We’ll show you how to make these delicious cupcakes step-by-step, so you can enjoy them at your next party.
– 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 1/4 tsp baking powder – 1/8 teaspoon salt – 3 large egg whites at room temp – I save the egg yolks to make lemon curd – just keep them in the freezer. – 3/4 cup white sugar – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes – 1/2 cup of milk – the higher the fat content the better – 2 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
Pour the hot milk and melted butter, vanilla, and oil into the now empty flour bowl. Add about 3/4 cups of the Egg Batter into the hot milk. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It should look kind of foamy. With the beater on low still, pour the milk mixture into the Egg Batter over 10-15 seconds, then turn the beater off. Fill your cupcake tin with paper or silicone liners and then with your cupcake batter until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Remove them from the pan and place them on a wire rack to cool before decorating.
– 1 box of vanilla cake mix – Additional ingredients per instructions on the boxed cake mix – usually 3 eggs, oil, and water – 2 tablespoons cinnamon – Vanilla Frosting – Small green, yellow, and purple candies – I used m&m’s and skittles – Green, yellow, and purple edible glitter – Themed party edible glitter – I used one with stars and complementary colors – Piping bag with a star tip – Candy coins, green & yellow – Craft feathers in green, yellow, and purple