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Nov 12, 2009 06:47 PM

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes Idea...

I'm making the Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting that were on this site for a birthday party.

I had an idea but I'm coming to you, CH'ers for a guess as to whether it'd work or not.

I want to frost them, and then sprinkle some vanilla sugar on top, and torch the sugar, like a brulee. Would it work? or would it just melt the frosting?

And if it would work, do you think it would be too many things going on???

Thanks again!!

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  1. I'm afraid you will melt your frosting. But I am often wrong!

    1. Maybe you can make some spun caramel nests and place that on top of the frosting?

      Idea 2: Put thin little piles of sugar on a non stick surface like parchment paper, silpat, or non-stick foil, torch that, lift the caramlized disc off with spatula, and place that on the frosting.

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      1. re: stilton

        great idea, maybe i'll try that.