I made these for some friends to celebrate the new Catching Fire movie.
For the fire on these cupcakes I tinted frosting red, orange and yellow. I added all 3 colors to a piping bag being careful not to mix them too much. Next time I will add less red, it overpowered the other colors. I printed the Hungar Games symbol and added it to a small sucker stick for the topper.
I used Life Savers to make these fire cupcakes.
I separated the red, orange and white Life Savers and crushed them in a ziplock baggie. I covered a cookie sheet with parchment paper then sprinkled the candy in a thin layer on top of each other. I did 3 different sections putting the colors in a different order in each one. I don't think it made a difference but it was fun to try. I baked it for 7 minutes at 350. Right when it came out I used a knife to smooth and or mix some of it. It turned out more red than I would have liked. Next time I want to use Butterscotch and Cinnamon discs.
Once it dried I broke it into shards. I added gold dust to the frosting just for fun.
I enjoy the whole process of creating yummy things, from baking and eating to everything in between. For me the presentation is the icing on the cake! I just can't get enough of homemade sweets. That is why my kitchen is decorated in the Indulge theme.
I enjoy looking online for ideas and that is part of what inspired me to start my own blog. So come indulge with me...