Right off the bat I thought of five ways to dress up a cupcake that are easy and won’t break the bank. **These Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are from the same batter that I made the Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cake and there’s a lot going on with these cuties. Some cupcakes are so good you don’t need any enhancements at all. No doubt that will save you lots of calories but sometimes you need a little more. Then there are occasions when you’ll want to go over the top to show your cupcake love.
Five Ways to Dress Up a Cupcake
One of the easiest things to do is to use a colorful or theme appropriate liner. After baking I added another liner because sometimes the design fades when it’s baked.
You don’t need to be a skilled cake decorator to apply frosting to your cupcake. A few swirls with a knife or back of a spoon will do. Because I’ve been doing this for eons I piped a simple swirl using a pastry bag filled with frosting and a large star tip.
Once the frosting was set I added a small chocolate candy. These candies came four to a box and each box was $2.00. Godiva would have been nice, but not necessary.
There always seems to be a jar of maraschino cherries on hand and I like the ones with stems. A cherry on top it is!
For a finishing touch, I gave each cupcake a very light dusting of grated chocolate. Voila!
**After I baked the Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cake I stored the leftover batter in the refrigerator for two days and it was fine. I’ve saved batter this way for years and have never had a problem. Some say that the chemical reaction won’t be the same and the cake wont’ rise. However, I’ve never had a problem with the cake rising or the taste.
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