#102: Cupcake Kabobs

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

What, you've never heard of a Cupcake Kabob before?!

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The first thing I did to prep the kabobs was grab a bunch of these:

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And a bunch of these:

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If I could help it, I didn't want to repeat colors on each kabob, so I skewered the candied fruit slices on the sticks so I could get a feel for how things would pan out.

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The next several steps are the same ones I followed to make the Lamington Mini-Cupcakes. In fact, the same mini-cuppies were used, so I just repeated the photos here in case you missed the Lamingtons post (shame on you, by the way).

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02wet

03batter

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Like I mentioned before, it made a BIG batch...which is good when you have lots of kabobs to create!

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The icing was a simple paste made of warm milk and confectioner's sugar.

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Each mini cupcake was hand-dipped in the icing,

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and the excess was given a moment to run off.

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Here's the tricky part...you have to refrain from just gobbling these up after they are dipped. It's difficult, let me tell you! Especially since they are so miniature and cute!

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Since I managed a sliver of self-control long enough to add some sugar sprinkles, this was the final result:

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Now, repeat a million times with various colors of sugar sprinkles.

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Okay, maybe not a million, but MANY times nonetheless.

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Mmm. If you are the impatient type, you could just stop here, slap these babies on a plate, and call it a day. You just wouldn't be able to call them "kabobs."

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I then added one cupcake of each color (orange, yellow, pink) to a skewer, alternating fruit slices in between.

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And repeat. And repeat. And repeat. And repeat....

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Since these were for a bake sale, I wrapped each one in cellophane, tied the ends with cheerful yellow ribbon and called it a day.

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They were absolutely darling.

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And I was absolutely spent.