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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes Idea...

JBethell Nov 12, 2009 06:47 PM

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!!

  1. stilton Nov 12, 2009 07:27 PM

    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
      JBethell Nov 12, 2009 07:35 PM

      great idea, maybe i'll try that.

    2. visciole Nov 12, 2009 06:56 PM

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

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