Every one loves a good villain. My daughter and I recently went to a Disney Side party and she begged to make cupcakes. I didn’t just want to bring some boring cupcakes …. No. I’m the kind of dad that wants my daughter to SHINE. I want her not only be super excited about going to the party, but what we are bringing.
Recently Hannah has been watching a lot of Sleeping Beauty. Now I’m NOT a fairy tale expert, but I’m quickly learning that all princess’s have names. I just assumed naturally like any guy would that her name was ‘sleeping beauty’ but oh no no no….Hannah is VERY quick to inform me her name is Aurora. Now everyone knows the evil queen in this fairy tail…..and it just so happens that a NEW Disney movie is coming out starring Angelina Jolie called Maleficent.
While it’s not suitable for Hannah yet, (she’s only four), my wife and I are very much looking forward to checking it out on our date night.
These cupcakes are super fun to make. It’s a simple chocolate cake, simple chocolate butter cream frosting, but the magic happens in the HORNS. I wanted to make Maleficent Cupcakes! Hannah IMMEDIATELY figured out who it was when I showed them to her and was so excited to show them to the other kids at the party. As for me, I just like chocolate….if it looks pretty I’m game.
Making the horns is very easy; melt come chocolate chips (or Wilton Candy Melts) SLOWING in 15 second increments in the microwave. Once it’s ALMOST melted add some light corn syrup. Now let it sit overnight so it can harden, trust me it will. Make sure to pull it out of the bowl, because it will be hard to get out if you don’t.
The next day, it will be nice and firm, just a touch stronger than clay. Mold it to what you what it to be, in my case Maleficent horns. I added a toothpick to anchor them into the cupcake. Not bad right?
Check out the preview for the movie and enjoy these yummy cupcakes!
This post IS NOT sponsored by Disney.
Here is the molding chocolate recipe and over at Jessicakes, Jessica answers some really great questions about molding chocolate!
- 12 oz of candy melts or chocolate chips
- 1.5 oz of corn syrup for dark colored melts (or if you're in a warmer zone) OR 2 oz of corn syrup for light colored melts (or cooler zones).
- Slowly heat the chocolate in the microwave at 10-15 second internals until it starts to melt.
- Pour in the corn syrup
- Let sit over night until it hardens
- Mold into desired shape