The Cupcake Project: Blackberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
Remember when I said the Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes we made for week 4 of The Cupcake Project were the prettiest homemade cupcakes ever? I think I’ve found a strong competitor! These Blackberry White Chocolate Cupcakes are almost too beautiful to eat! But you totally should! Eat them, I mean. Oh so light and fluffy white chocolate cupcakes and ganache topped with melt in your mouth delicious Blackberry Buttercream frosting. Yes! Tastes as Uh.Maze.Ing as they look too! I think there’s something to be said for adding puree to the frosting. Confession? I ate it right there over the sink with a spoon… twice. After I ate 3 of the white chocolate cupcakes! So wrong… But SO right. This Cupcake Project is going to end with all of you getting amazing homemade cupcakes and awesome recipes, I’ll be stuck with an extra 10 lbs of frosting on my butt. Totally worth it. I’m a martyr like that. Ok, ok, enough about me and my lack of self control. Let’s get to baking! Ready for some Blackberry White Chocolate Cupcakes? Let’s do it! OH! Wait… Fun Fact! In doing The Cupcake Project, I learned the term ‘Cupcake’ came about early in the 19th century. Muffin pans didn’t exist so they made tiny cakes in small pottery cups! Cool, right!
If you’ve been following along here for the last 6 weeks, (you have, right??!) you’ve watched me bake my way through the seriously cool cookbook, Your Cup of Cake. I’ve made 1 new homemade cupcake recipe a week. This week’s Blackberry White Chocolate Cupcakes are right there on page 102! It’s written by Lizzy Early. And, she makes the most amazing cupcakes I’ve seen! Have you all gone to check it out yet?? I picked up my book at Sam’s Club back in May, it should still be there. If not, I’ll pop a link to Amazon at the bottom here and you can always grab it there. It’s full of something for everyone!
I’ve gotten so many emails from you all asking what I use to decorate all the cupcakes we’ve made for The Cupcake Project. So, let me answer everyone at once. Being no pro in the decorating department, I started out with Cupcake Decorating Lab: 52 Techniques, Recipes, and Inspiring Designs! book. Super, super easy to follow and also comes for your Kindle, which was nice! I read that over and over a dozen times at least to get the basics down. And, I started out with this small Wilton 12-Piece Cupcake Decorating Set. It includes all the popular tips, some disposable bags and instructions to get you started there as well. I’ve since added about a dozen more tips and should probably just start buying stock in Wilton. But, those 2 things will be perfect to set you on your way if you’re a beginning cupcake decorator like me.
Here’s a recap of all the amazing homemade cupcake recipes we’ve done so far for The Cupcake Project….
Week 1, Our Chocolate Malt Homemade Cupcakes! Just like an old fashioned soda fountain drink. Which happens to be my dad’s favorite!
Week 2, we made Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes. Oh Mylanta! … Remember those Ice Cream bars?? THAT!!
For Week 3, we made Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! All the Summer fun, no melty mess! And super cute for Summer BBQ’s and kids parties. HUGE hit with the kiddies!
Week 4 we made the 1st batch of the prettiest homemade cupcakes ever.… Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes and they are DA BOMB! And now, I’m not sure which are prettier!! These Blackberry White Chocolate Cupcakes or those!
Tell me what you think!! I’m torn!!
So, what do you think? Ready to try these beautiful homeade cupcakes?