Deconstructed Cherry Ripe Cupcakes

I think it’s normal to have unsuccessful creations in the kitchen every now and then. Sometimes you can save a major fail and other times you’ve just got to cut your losses and move forward. I recently  had a small cupcake disaster….. I had this great plan in my head to use my Nanna Mac’s Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe and create some Cherry Ripe Cupcakes for a work colleagues Birthday. Everything was going to plan right up until the cupcakes overflowed in the oven while cooking. They didn’t burn they just were not in any shape to present as a Birthday Cake.

Fail Cupcakes

See what I mean!

I tried tidying the cupcakes up a little but all the little cases had baked cake featured on them and I just wasn’t happy.  It was thinking cap time!! I knew I had a packet mixture for brownies in the cupboard but I really didn’t want to give a baked packet mix for a Birthday celebration.

While the cupcakes had been in the oven I had prepared the chocolate ganache to ice them with, not that, it was going to be much use on ruined cupcakes. But some where along this disappointing process of failed overflowed cupcakes I thought why not go with some kind of layering. I had the cake that tasted great, I had ganache ready to go and I had a little set of teacups just waiting to become the casing of  what was to become my ‘Deconstructed Cupcakes’.

Cherry ripe deconstruction

Don’t they look sweet?

One thing I did as an extra was make some raspberry coulis just to make the finished product a little bit fancier and indulgent.

These little treasures ended up being brilliant, I was very proud of my save, in fact I think they ended up being better than my original plan. Next time I’m baking a cake for a gorgeous lady’s Birthday I’m going to go with the deconstructed tea cup theme again. They were a huge hit and had I not spilled the beans at work of my failed cupcake attempt no one would ever have known about my little kitchen disaster hahahah, but that’s not my nature, if there is a story to tell, the whole truth will be told (unless of course I’m telling a white lie to the kidlets or Zadada  for a VERY good reason) I’m hopeless sometimes.

This idea would easily lend itself to pretty much any type of cake, toppings or sauces it’s really just up to your imagination.  Keep in mind if ever you have a slice, cake or biscuit that falls apart or doesn’t turn out, grab your tea set and Bob will be your uncle!

Here’s how things got made and put together in the end.

sifted ingredients

wet ingredients

chopped cherry ripe

fold it in

overfilled patty pans!!

Fail Cupcakes

slice cupcakes up

press a slice into teacupmake ganache

make some coulis

A thin layer of each on the cake

3 layers later

Deconstructed cupcakes

You will need:

1 quantity of My Nanna Mac’s Moist chocolate cake recipe.

2 Cherry Ripe Bars diced. 1 1/2 to fold through cake mixture and 1/2 for decorating.

1 Quantity of chocolate Ganache: 1/2 cup cream, 200g dark chocolate finely chopped.

1/2 Quantity Raspberry Coulis

A set of 4 Tea cups.

 

Method:

1. Make cake according to directions, fold through the 1 1/2 chopped Cherry ripe and divide mixture among a lined 12 hole muffin tin. (My suggestion no more than 2/3 full!!) alternatively just bake as a slab and cut up into squares and slice into 3rd’s.

2. While cakes are baking prepare Ganache: Heat cream in a heavy based saucepan over low heat until just starting to steam, add chococlate, stir until chocolate is starting to melt through, remove from heat and stir until completely smooth. Set aside. Mixture will thicken as it cools.

3. Prepare coulis as per directions in link.

4. Once cakes/cake have cooked and cooled, carefully slice them up and press a slice or 2 into the base of each teacup, followed by a thin layer of ganache and the same with the coulis. Repeat the layering process until the tea cup is filled to you liking.

5. Finish off with a dollop of ganache either spooned or  piped if you want to get your fancy on. Pretty things up a little more with some pieces of Cherry Ripe around the ganache.

6. Serve with a dollop of cream.

There you go……. BOB’S YOUR UNCLE!!! Enjoy!

Deconstructed cupcakes

 

Until the next time…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I think it’s normal to have unsuccessful creations in the kitchen every now and then. Sometimes you can save a major fail and other times you’ve just got to cut your losses and move forward. I recently  had a small cupcake disaster….. I had this great plan in my head to use my Nanna Mac’s Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe and create some Cherry Ripe Cupcakes for a work colleagues Birthday. Everything was going to plan right up until the cupcakes overflowed in the oven while cooking. They didn’t burn they just were not in any shape to present as a Birthday Cake.

Fail Cupcakes

See what I mean!

I tried tidying the cupcakes up a little but all the little cases had baked cake featured on them and I just wasn’t happy.  It was thinking cap time!! I knew I had a packet mixture for brownies in the cupboard but I really didn’t want to give a baked packet mix for a Birthday celebration.

While the cupcakes had been in the oven I had prepared the chocolate ganache to ice them with, not that, it was going to be much use on ruined cupcakes. But some where along this disappointing process of failed overflowed cupcakes I thought why not go with some kind of layering. I had the cake that tasted great, I had ganache ready to go and I had a little set of teacups just waiting to become the casing of  what was to become my ‘Deconstructed Cupcakes’.

Cherry ripe deconstruction

Don’t they look sweet?

One thing I did as an extra was make some raspberry coulis just to make the finished product a little bit fancier and indulgent.

These little treasures ended up being brilliant, I was very proud of my save, in fact I think they ended up being better than my original plan. Next time I’m baking a cake for a gorgeous lady’s Birthday I’m going to go with the deconstructed tea cup theme again. They were a huge hit and had I not spilled the beans at work of my failed cupcake attempt no one would ever have known about my little kitchen disaster hahahah, but that’s not my nature, if there is a story to tell, the whole truth will be told (unless of course I’m telling a white lie to the kidlets or Zadada  for a VERY good reason) I’m hopeless sometimes.

This idea would easily lend itself to pretty much any type of cake, toppings or sauces it’s really just up to your imagination.  Keep in mind if ever you have a slice, cake or biscuit that falls apart or doesn’t turn out, grab your tea set and Bob will be your uncle!

Here’s how things got made and put together in the end.

sifted ingredients

wet ingredients

chopped cherry ripe

fold it in

overfilled patty pans!!

Fail Cupcakes

slice cupcakes up

press a slice into teacupmake ganache

make some coulis

A thin layer of each on the cake

3 layers later

Deconstructed cupcakes

You will need:

1 quantity of My Nanna Mac’s Moist chocolate cake recipe.

2 Cherry Ripe Bars diced. 1 1/2 to fold through cake mixture and 1/2 for decorating.

1 Quantity of chocolate Ganache: 1/2 cup cream, 200g dark chocolate finely chopped.

1/2 Quantity Raspberry Coulis

A set of 4 Tea cups.

 

Method:

1. Make cake according to directions, fold through the 1 1/2 chopped Cherry ripe and divide mixture among a lined 12 hole muffin tin. (My suggestion no more than 2/3 full!!) alternatively just bake as a slab and cut up into squares and slice into 3rd’s.

2. While cakes are baking prepare Ganache: Heat cream in a heavy based saucepan over low heat until just starting to steam, add chococlate, stir until chocolate is starting to melt through, remove from heat and stir until completely smooth. Set aside. Mixture will thicken as it cools.

3. Prepare coulis as per directions in link.

4. Once cakes/cake have cooked and cooled, carefully slice them up and press a slice or 2 into the base of each teacup, followed by a thin layer of ganache and the same with the coulis. Repeat the layering process until the tea cup is filled to you liking.

5. Finish off with a dollop of ganache either spooned or  piped if you want to get your fancy on. Pretty things up a little more with some pieces of Cherry Ripe around the ganache.

6. Serve with a dollop of cream.

There you go……. BOB’S YOUR UNCLE!!! Enjoy!

Deconstructed cupcakes

 

Until the next time…….

Zamamabakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments on “Deconstructed Cherry Ripe Cupcakes

  1. These look devine – love how kitchen flops can sometimes become the BEST things x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thank you Lydia. Yes they certainly ended up being something wonderful I did not expect.

      Reply
    2. Dannielle

      The best Lydia!! I was lucky this time. x

      Reply
  2. Everything on your blog looks sooooooooo divine!!! I don’t know what to drool over first. Cherry Ripes are one of my fave chocolates and these look too good to be true. I am on the I Quit Sugar bandwagon, but every now and then I give myself a treat and I think these could just be my next treat!!!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Renee, hope you get to enjoy some of theses little treasures soon. I need to take a page from your book, I tend to fall on and off the sugar wagon. My sister has one of the ‘I Quit Sugar’ recipe books, some yummy recipes in there! Looking forward to reading more of your Blog posts. So glad to have met you. Love how you write it’s so natural. Kind Thoughts x

      Reply
  3. Love when fails turn into wins and these look so delicious! I’m a huge Cherry Ripe fan!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Hopefully you can try them out some time soon Cathy. Definitely puts a smile on ones dial when a fail turns into a win!

      Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Jodie. I think the tea cups are going to last forever. I bought them at the op shop about 18 months ago for our 2 little girls to use for their cups of tea, they love them and just quietly so do I. I think the Cherry ripe fan stats would have to be at least 1 in 2! have a great weekend! :)

      Reply
  4. Great fixing- they look even more special and tasty this way!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      And lovely to find you too. Loving this heartfelt blogging world, it’s like a whole other family to belong to. xx

      Reply
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