Friday, February 4, 2011

100 Day Cupcakes

My mom teaches first grade and she asked me to make some cupcakes to share with her students to celebrate their 100th day of school.  I made these cupcake toppers out of chocolate and white chocolate candy melts.  The cake is just box mix chocolate cake with Wilton's Chocolate buttercream frosting, slightly adapted because my mom has a student who cannot consume dairy.

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting adapted from
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
3 ounces melted and cooled bittersweet chocolate (I used 70 percent cacao)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4-5 tablespoons of water

Beat together the shortening and margarine until creamy.  Add in the melted chocolate and beat until combined.  Slowly add the powdered sugar.  Add vanilla.  Add as much water as needed until the frosting is the desired consistency.


  1. I would NEVER be able to figure out how to do something like this, but I like reading about it! Pleased to have found my way here to your blog. Thanks much for your comment on mine!

  2. I love this recipe because I cannot consume dairy either! It is so hard to find a good icing recipe that doesn't contain 10 things I can't eat...thanks for the great idea.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I love the topper with the candy melts! I love that you used a box mix but then made it special with a homemade frosting and topper. Fancy and special doesn't always have to equal rediculously labor intensive! (And kids typically prefer the boxed stuff, anyway it seems!)

  4. Too cute. What a fun and tasty way to celebrate it.


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