Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ice Cream Topped Angel Food Cupcakes - Cupcake Couture Blog Party "Sprinkles Will Fly"



So another Cupcake Couture Blog Party! I can't get enough of them.  Betsy from Java Cupcake and Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture are hosting again BUT this one is a patriotic cupcake theme! That means a whole lotta Red, White, and Blue.  You just cannot not smile when you see those colors together! And I can't wait to see what everyone whips up for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.


It really is a must to have red, white, and blue for the 4th and I love coming up with these colors without using any food gels/dyes.  This red (ok pink!) and blue (yeah ok purpley-blue) are from fresh berries only.


And my cupcake wrappers were these fun stars and stripes in red, white and blue!


I wanted something a little different cupcake wise, so went with angel food cake cupcakes (from a boxed mix to speed up the process). They baked up great!  It's basically like you are eating air, so you can eat like 1 or 2 or 12 without the guilt (ok pretend that is true).


And yay for berry season!  I made some blueberry and strawberry sauce by cooking about 2-3 cups of berries with about 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2-3 teaspoons of water.  Cook until the berries breakdown and make a nice thick sauce.

blueberry sauce - yum
strawberry sauce - double yum
Nothing goes better with angel food cake then ice cream.  So in place of frosting, these cupcakes have a scoop of red, white, or blue ice cream on top!


The white is plain vanilla ice cream, the "red" is vanilla mixed with a little of the strawberry sauce, and the "blue" is vanilla mixed with the blueberry sauce.  I added about 1 tablespoon of the sauce to about 2 cups of vanilla ice cream.  Definitely let chill, preferably overnite (you can see my strawberry ice cream was not as firm and that was about only 2 hours after I mixed it up.


You can top with a jelly bean "cherry" or sprinkles or whatever other toppers you like! And you can make these ahead of time and freeze the entire cupcake.  That seemed to work well since I needed these for a birthday party.

And the flavors of fresh berries, ice cream and angel food cake together--to quote a famous facebooker, Oh. My. (10 points if you get that reference).   You can also just dump some of the sauce over the entire cupcake to really kick it up several hundred notches.  Heat the sauce up a little before pouring it over.  I seriously could have eaten all of these on my own they were that good!  


I had a lot of fun with these "cupcakes" for the par-tay AND if you want to see some other cool patriotic themed cuppies, please stop by and say hello to these other fun bloggers playing along!


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And again, thanks so much to Carrie and Betsy for hosting and pulling all of this together (again!).  I really had had a blast with this one! 

15 comments :

  1. Now these are PERFECT for a 4th of July BBQ! Such a great idea!!!

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  3. Cake and ice cream all in one, perfect! I think the stars and stripes wrappers are awesome!!

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  4. Cake and ice cream = the perfect combination!

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  5. Love the cake and ice cream combo!

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  6. This has to be my favorite cupcake, and I absolutely love that you made the sauce from real stuff, I bet it tastes so good. Yum. You know ice cream is one of my biggest weakness, it really is one of my favorites. Gosh I really want this.

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  7. hahaha like you are eating air? LOL That is the best excuse to eat a million of these! ;) I love your blueberry and strawberry sauces! They look amazing and I love how you made all the colors with berries! :)

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  8. Nothing says summer like berries and ice cream. These are great.

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  9. Angel food cake and ice cream is a winning combo!!!! I could just dive right into these with a spoon! Or just my face! ;)

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  10. Michelle, Mmmm Angel Food Cake, berries and icecream is a winning combo. They look fabulous with the 4th of July cupcake wrappers. I'm so happy you are participating. You do such an amazing job. Look forward to partnering again.

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  11. Very creative. Looks so good!!!

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