Sugar Swings! Serve Some: vanilla cupcakes with fruit glazes...!

Monday, August 1, 2011

vanilla cupcakes with fruit glazes...!

vanilla cupcakes with glaze icings ever since seeing these cupcakes in an issue of martha stewart's living...they've been on the "to do" list....the glaze colors are so pretty!

vanilla cupcakes with glaze icings

...these are homemade vanilla cupcakes from the magnolia vanilla cupcake recipe.....the glaze icings are cantaloupe, blueberry, strawberry, and mint....and the color is all natural...only from the color that comes from the fruit (or mint).....i love that as i tend to use a lot of color in my stuff (well because stuff looks more awesome with a lot of color!) but if i can get the same cool look without adding the extra coloring gels...even better....

...the blueberry, strawberry, and mint glaze icings are made like in the ms recipe....decided to add a cantaloupe glaze because we had a super ripe melon that the kiddos probably wouldn't eat (you know kids, kinda mushy fruit and it's "yucky") cut it up and food processed it into a mush....

...then added a little sugar (maybe 2-3 tablespoonfuls) and heated it until it reduced and thickened a bit....then strained out all the big particles....

...and you are left with a super condensed and thick cantaloupe syrup....

...i did all the fruit syrups ahead of time and stored them in the fridge til i was ready to use....for the mint syrup (we have a small herb garden so it was great to use some of the ton of mint we have growing!).....make sure you blanch really quickly in boiling water to brighten the green color...then puree with a small amount of the blanching water.....then follow the ms works great and has such a great fresh mint taste!.....

...then just add some powdered sugar to the syrups until you get the glaze consistency you want (thick enough for dipping the cupcakes so it keeps the color without becoming transparent through the glaze).....

...the strawberry, blueberry and mint glazes' flavor are definitely yummy and pretty concentrated....cantaloupe is tough for a fruit flavor because it's so subtle....using really ripe fruit and concentrating by cooking it down definitely do get a cantaloupe flavor from this glaze icing but it's not as intense as the strawberry or blueberry....the mint is my fav though and i love the color that is ended up being (oh and the mint syrup is great for drinkee drinks too..!).....

....then just dip (or drizzle the glaze) over your favorite cupcakes....and you get some super moist vanilla cupcakes with a bunch of au natural colored and flavored glazes....!

....i need to figure out something to do with the left over glazes....i'm sure they'd be great on a lot of things....thanks for stopping by, and have a great 1st week of august....!


  1. The homemade fruit glaze makes those cupcakes so awesome! Would love to try the cantaloupe and strawberry! Yum!

  2. They look great!!
    The glaze would be great on crepes, pancakes, your waffels u made the kiddos , or ice cream...
    Thank you, I must make this today now. YUMM

  3. These glazes look amazing. I also make them either too runny , or too sweet. Can;t wait to try them.

  4. A great way to use mint, indeed! Those glazes look great and happy to know there is no added color!
    Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by my blog!:)

  5. Oh my! Those cupcakes look so refreshing with the glazes. Love how you made them with fresh ingredients.
    Thanks for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!

  6. Beautiful! Can't wait to make these.


  7. Oh my...these look sooooo yummy...passing this on to my daughter.

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