Sunday, January 20, 2013

Choc Cup, Caramel Center & Mallow Frosting

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

A Chocolate cup filled with Caramel and topped with Marshmallow! When it comes to sweets, there are not a lot more I would ask for, and here we have it all in one.

I have always been wary of working with chocolate - especially the kind you need to mold... but let me tell you, a little patience is all that's needed, really.

To make the Chocolate Cups, I used my silicone cupcake/muffin molds. Once you are satisfied with the thickness of the chocolate, and it has set completely, loosen the edges of the silicone and peel off - easy as that!

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED :

Chocolate, melted
Caramel Condensed Milk {or any filling if Caramel is unavailable}

Gelatin, plain  * see recipe below
Cold water  * see recipe below
Hot Water  * see recipe below
Caster sugar  * see recipe below
Caramel Essence {or Vanilla}  * see recipe below

Sprinkles, Edible Glitter, Tiny Icing Flowers

Silicone molds or Chocolate molds {Cupcake "bottom" shape}
Piping Bag, Nozzle etc

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

1.) First start with the Chocolate Cups - place a small amount of melted chocolate in the bottom of your mold - use the back of a spoon to paint the chocolate up the walls of the molds {thin is okay - even if it is not covered all over}
2.) Place in the freezer compartment for 1 - 2 minutes until hard - repeat the process by adding more melted chocolate to the bottom and up the walls - chill again for 1 - 2 minutes ---Repeat this twice more, you should now have a fairly thick wall of chocolate.

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

3.) After the last coat, keep in the freezer compartment at least 3 - 4 minutes to really set

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

4.) Add a generous amount of Caramel {I used a heaped teaspoonful for each cup} - gently spread all over the bottom and a little up the sides of the cup.
5.) Loosen the silicone from the chocolate and peel away.

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups


6.) *  to make the Marshmallow Frosting: {enough to decorate 6 cups}
      
      1 TB Powdered Gelatin, Plain
      1/4 cup Cold Water
      1/4 cup Boiling Water
      1/2 t Caramel or Vanilla Essence
      1 cup Caster Sugar

- Place the Cold Water in a medium sized bowl - sprinkle the Gelatin over, wait until spongy - microwave at HIGH for 20 seconds until clear and dissolved - add the Boiling Water and the Essence, stir - gradually add the Caster Sugar whilst beating on High with an electric hand mixer or  food processor - keep beating until you have a thick meringue like consistency {around 5 - 8 minutes} - the Marshmallow is ready when it forms peaks and are really sticky - transfer to a piping bag - pipe onto and into the chocolate cup and decorate as you wish.

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

Heart Sprinkles and Silver Edible Glitter

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

An Icing Flower and Pink Edible Glitter

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

An Icing Flower and Pink Sugar Crystals

Choc Cup, Caramel Center and Mallow Frosting ~ Caramel in a Chocolate Cup topped with homemade Marshmallow ~ ste-by-step directions #SweetTreats #ChocolateCups

Pink Heart Sprinkles and Pink Edible Glitter


Enjoy !

32 comments:

  1. Omgosh Linda! How cute ... and tasty I bet :) What a great little treat for a loved one!

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  3. I'm getting fat looking at this and it's totally worth it! Oh yum I have to try these. I think I have some of those silicone cups too, they came free with a magazine and I didn't know if I'd use them

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    1. Right? These look amazing! Please come and link them up here too: http://mummydeals.org/pinteresting/

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  4. Oh how yummy!! This is pure torture...LOL

    I'm having a STRUT YOUR STUFF Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and come show off your best projects. Or, just come link up your blog!!

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/strut-your-stuff-social-hop.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  5. You have wonderful stuff over here. Thanks for linking to my party again this week! Have a good week. Linda

    Do you have any Valentine wreaths? I'd love to have you link them to my DIY Wreath blog.

    http://diywreaths.com/sample-page/

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  6. Yummy...

    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thank you so much for linking up to my party at memoriesbythemile.com
    These cupcakes look so yummy, but the chocolate liners, how clever and perfect.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  8. Hi, I wanted to tell you that I featured your wonderful dessert!

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  9. That looks really good. And super easy to make as well.

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  10. The one with the hearts wins. Cutest! Thank you for sharing these at http://www.finecraftguild.com

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  11. Linda,
    These are so pretty and look so good. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

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  12. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Wow, these look good! My kids would love the edible glitter. Pinning now!

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  14. What fun! Chocolate bowls stuffed with caramel and marshmallow frosting - YUM!
    Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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  15. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  16. Your directions for chocolate cupcake cups is great, and the caramel and marshmallow inside? oh my! perfect!

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  17. I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. Your cupcakes look delicious and perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

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  18. Linda these are super beautiful cupcakes
    I wish I could have one or two as they also seem decadent and delicious!!

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  19. I am coming over there right now to get out of the cold and eat this! YUM!!!!

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  20. Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady! Be sure to stop by next week!
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday
    Kathie

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  21. Linda,
    These cupcakes are so pretty and all edible, delicious. I featured them on memoriesbythemile.com
    See you at tomorrow's link party, can't wait to see what you share.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  22. Your cupcakes are so pretty, almost too pretty to eat. andi

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  23. YUM!
    Such a wonderful idea.
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh my goodness, I'm drooling over these! Pinned and loved. Thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays...

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  25. Thanks again for linking up an awesome project!

    Have a great week!
    Susie@bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/02/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-18/

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  26. This looks really good. Would love for you to link it up to the blog hop I just started.

    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

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  27. Linda, those are just too pretty to eat! But I would eat them!!! yummy as usual!!

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  28. Oh my gosh - I'd eat the entire batch! They look delicious. Thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday!

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  29. Really your blog is very interesting.... it contains great and unique information. I enjoyed to visiting your blog. It's just amazing.... Thanks very much

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