My coworker saw the cutest looking cupcakes on Pinterest. It was by the author of the book Cupcake, Cookies & Pie, Oh My! When I saw them, I knew that I wanted to make them for her bridal shower - but that isn’t until March.
I am the type of baker that WOULD wait until the night before to try something totally new - but lucky for me, my work was having a bake sale, and it was a perfect time to try my hand at baking the high heel cupcakes that I fell head over heels (hahaha) for!
To preface- You have to know that I am a beginner when it comes to baking- if I cake make these…You can DEFINITELY make them!
1. 1 box of cake mix
2. 1 tub of icing
3. Colored sanded sugar
4. 1 package of Milano cookies from Pepperidge Farm
5. 1 canister of pirouette cookies from Pepperidge Farm
6. 1 package of white candy melts
1. Make cake mix according to instructions on box
2. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full with cake mix (hint: bake at 400 for 5 min and then decrease to 350 for the remainder of the baking time indicated on box- this gives you the nice domed tops)
3. Allow to cool completely
4. Generously ice the cupcakes (try not to get any on the cupcake liner)
5. Pour some of the colored sanded sugar into a bowl
7. Heat the candy melts according to package
8. Cover the top of milano cookie with the melted candy melt. Try to smooth out as much as possible. Allow to dry (should take about 10 min.)
9. Cut a 1 in horizontal slit about 1 inch from cupcake liner
10. Squeeze the sides of the cupcake together- this should widen the slit.
11. Insert the milano cookie. Then take it out. You should have some icing on the cookie from where the top of the cupcake icing is. Pipe icing around the cookie and dip in the colored sanded sugar. Reinsert into cupcake.
12. Cut the pirouette cookies about 3 inches in height. Cut it at an angle.
13. Dip the angled end into the melted candy melt and attach to the milano cookie. Allow to dry for about 10 min.
14. I accessorized the cupcake with a pink fondant bow. I used store bought fondant- rolled the fondant flat and cut a small rectangle piece. Folded the ends to meet in the middle and cut a smaller rectangle piece of fondant to go around the middle of the bow.
That’s it!! Get those cupcake tins out and get to baking!! Hope you enjoy making these as much as I did!!