Red Velvet Balloon Cupcakes

Red Velvet Balloon Cupcakes

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These Red Velvet Balloon Cupcakes are naturally in honour of House Adon’s big launch! They were my quickie dessert I was able to squeeze in after my Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken with Spicy Wedges that you’ll be able to make with me in my next post. (Don’t forget to grab your nifty freebie at the end of this post)

This recipe was so quick and easy because I used the Green’s Ready Mix Red Velvet Cupcake mix from Coles. I love these for last minute baking sessions!  I’m usually all about baking a recipe from scratch, in fact you’ll come to learn that it’s my preference, but my golly, these ready mix cupcakes are true time savers!

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Lets get started:

With your Green’s Red Velvet Cupcakes, you will also need:

60g softened butter

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

For the icing I usually add about 40g of butter and adjust to taste.  The subtler the sweetness the better!

 

Remember to preheat your oven to 180˚C and line your cupcake trays with cupcake cases.  The Green’s Red Velvet comes with cute red cupcake cases.  I used some mixed with different colourful cases of my own.

 

(Makes 12 cupcakes).

 

 

 

Pssst, if you want my awesome Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe from scratch check out the recipe here.

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Place your dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl then add your butter, eggs and milk.  Mix well for a couple of minutes.  You can use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon.

 

 

 

 

 

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Let these babies bake for about 25 min or until a cake skewer comes out clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Decoration Time:

Now the fun part, decorations!  Remember to allow your cupcakes to cool off completely before icing them.

I got some writing icing and found that practice makes perfect.  Trust me, do a few test drives before you hit that accelerator and decorate your actual cupcake, just so that you know the icing consistency of each.  Notice how my balloon string lines were disconnected/ broken.  I had to figure out the right squeezing pressure (terms I thought I’d never use) for it to work.  Don’t forget to mix your icing with your butter too.  I added a drop of blue food colouring to my icing to give it a soft blue tint.  This is totally optional.

 

Once my icing was on, my decorating session began!

 

 

 

 

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Now that you’re done fussing about on your baking paper, just go for it and decorate those cupcakes. Don’t be too perfect about it, it’s just a freakin’ cupcake!  Oh, and remember to have fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These were tons of fun to make and I had a big yum yum in my tum tum! (I become a 4 year old when I reach this level of happiness, just shrug it off with an eye-roll)

Please give this recipe a go and post your pictures on Twitter and Facebook with the #HouseAdon hashtag and I’ll share/ retweet some of your awesome posts.  Please also be sure to post your absolute favourite selfie on Instagram with the #HouseAdonFlamingo hashtag (because all my readers are exotic, flamboyant birds) and I’ll post your awesome selfies on the House Adon website Gallery for the world to enjoy, because you should never keep your awesomeness to yourself.  I’m also dying to know if you found this recipe easy? What interesting changes did you make to the recipe to make it even more awesome? Drop a comment and let me know.

 

P.S  To get you geared up for the week ahead I want you to have this FREE WEEKLY MEAL PLANNER!  Enjoy 🙂

 

Many blessings,

 

Méhgan.

 

 

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