Sunday, May 25, 2008

Red Velvet Cupcake Bites

Nope, those are not what you may think they are. They are not cupcakes. They are in fact the red velvet balls that I made at one point. But, they are decorated to look like they are cute, tiny little cupcakes!

I can not take credit for these adorable little cute cupcake bites. I got the idea from the creative genius at bakerella. The idea's she comes up with always leave me speechless. Everything she makes are so cute and so beautifully done. Everything always amazes me. I came across this idea from here when she posted her here. I defiantly saved it to my memory as soon as I saw it. I wanted to make them soon!

It made me so excited when I was told a few people at my moms work wanted me to make the red velvet cake balls I made one time. I couldn't wait to make these. They were so much fun to make and so cute! And of course, they were soo good!


1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (or candy melts for cupcake bottom)
Colored Candy Melts (for cupcake top)
Candy Cup Mold
Sprinkles and m&ms for decoration

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. (The texture should be fine/fluffy)

2. Using the back of a large spoon, mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)

3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls (make sure they are smaller in diameter than that of your candy mold) and lay on wax paper covered cookie sheet.

4. Chill in the freezer for a few minutes, until they are slightly firm, not frozen.

5. Melt chocolate bark and candy melts in microwave per directions on package.

6. Using a spoon or squeeze bottle, fill each mold cavity with a small amount of chocolate. Sorry, I didn't think to measure how much. But as soon as you fill the cavity, go ahead and place one of your rolled balls into it. Carefully push it down until the force causes the chocolate to push up and fill in around the sides of the ball. You may have to experiment with a couple to get the right amount. Stop pushing once the chocolate reaches the top edge.

7. Place the mold tray filled with cupcakes in the freezer for just a few minutes to let the chocolate set. Remove and then gently pull up on the cake ball top to release from candy mold.

8. Now, holding the bottom of the cupcake, dip the top in another color of melted chocolate.

9. Decorate.


Anonymous said...

adorable! like petit fours! i'm jealous of your skill.

Anonymous said...

oh, and i almost didn't recognize your blog. you've gotten a lot better since you first started this site!

Unknown said...

Those red velvet cakes look good! What an amazing deep red colour.

Unknown said...

~aaawwwww~ CUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So Cute! And they look so delicious!


Emily said...

They ARE cute! And decadent looking.

~Kimberly said...

Yum! Those turned out so adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love that you just squish the chocolate into the mold rather than brushing it in a thin layer and all that. And they still come out looking awesome.

RecipeGirl said...

I remember seeing these on Bakerella's blog and thinking they would be fun to make. Good job with them. They're darling :)

My Sweet & Saucy said...

These turned out great! I am actually going to try these out this week too...hope they turn out as good as yours!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Red velvet cake balls?? Masquerading as mini cupcakes?? Tarah, I know that I sound like a broken record, but your baking/dessert-making skills are soooo IMPECCABLE!!!! Kudos for trying one of Bakerella's recipes - you nailed it, girl!

Nilmandra said...

For some reason I think of them as Goth cupcakes! Must be the colours ;) They look great!

Sweet Sins said...

Oh I just love these!! I love Bakerella and her genius also.. You did a great job with this!

Shelby said...

I saw these also and they are on my to do list for my EFY weekend in August! They are adorable! Great job!

Elle said...

Those are the cutest little freaking things! Can you come and make some for me? Not sure ifIi have the patience, hehe.

Anonymous said...

i do love red velvet. been craving some actually. love your presentation of the cupcakes. they look like adorable little fairy mushrooms!

Anonymous said...

I've admired bakerella cupcake bites for a long time now. You have done lovely work with them!

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