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Glitter and Guy Fawkes’

Posted by on November 14, 2011

While the days get colder and the nights get darker it makes so much sense to huddle around a blazing inferno while admiring a spectrum of explosions light up the sky. What better way to celebrate than with toasted marshmallows, lashings of glitter and rainbow sprinkles? So that’s exactly what I did.

Chocolate cupcakes topped with mini marshmallows and set under a hot grill until the marshmallows start to melt and turn deliciously golden. Once cooled, drizzle some melted chocolate and make sure to eat straight away.

I spotted these firework cupcakes and thought about how I could make my own version. Having never attempted to make my own chocolate designs I was a little nervous. My first effort was a disaster as I spread the chocolate too thinly and therefore had zero stability and refused to stand up straight. The decision to use white chocolate seemed appropriate, giving the glitter a blank canvas. Upon revisiting the idea, I went on to use dark chocolate for the structure and then added a final layer of white chocolate for that ‘blank canvas’. Worked a charm. Although, next time I’ll reduce the centre mass of the firework in the hopes it’ll look less like a glittery pink palm tree…

To beef out the display I dipped some pretzels in milk chocolate and sprinkled them with rainbow nonpareils (fancy) and placed them onto some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Pretty damn fine if you ask me sunshine.

Hope all your Bonfire Nights were splendid my little poppets.

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