Spiced pumpkin chai cupcakes and chocolate turkeysI love having an excuse to bake something new! Thanksgiving (even though we don't celebrate this in Australia) was a chance to try out something a little bit different. The pumpkin chai cupcakes were a big hit - some people liked them so much that they cam back for seconds and thirds!
Making the cakes:These cupcakes were inspired by this recipe from food52, I ended up using:
- 2 cups plain flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 120g butter
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 500 g pumpkin pie mix
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp cinnamon
|pie mix from an American store|
|heaps of batter|
|the pumpkin cupcakes cooling|
Decorating - Chai frosting:I basically followed the frosting recipe and instructions from the food52 recipe. For the chai syrup I used used brown sugar instead of white. I used a plain round tip to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes, and added a piece of candy corn to finish.
|chai syrup ingredients|
|sugar starting to dissolve|
|finished syrup cooling|
|frosting ready to be combined|
|chai cream cheese frosting|
Decorating - Chocolate turkeys:These super cute turkeys are from a blog I follow called Whipped (http://whippedbaking.com). They are made with candy corn, white chocolate bits with black fondant for eyes and chocolate sprinkles. I used chocolate cream cheese frosting.
|white chocolate bits for the eyes|
|dark chocolate fondant for the heads, black vanilla fondant on white chocolate bits for the eyes with candy corn beaks|