Ballerina tutu cupcakes
27 August 10
With Brioni’s current desire to be a ballerina, I’ve been thinking about ballerina cupcakes for a while. I’ve done my research and it seems like the best idea anyone has come up with is to simply poke a ballerina or tutu topper into a cupcake and call it quits.
Surely — I thought — it’s not that hard to make a tutu cupcake! So this is my version that I wanted to share — in case there’s anyone out there who would like to make some ballerina tutu cupcakes. Take my idea and run with it!
When trying to assemble the ballerina tutu cupcakes, I tried to keep the ingredients simple. All you really need is white chocolate melts, heart lollipops and paper cupcake liners.
The hardest part about this project was sourcing the heart lollipops. I did see several versions online, and so with a bit more time, I could have possibly bought some that were a better size.
Melt the white chocolate. You’re going to use this to make the tutu skirts. (If the chocolate gets gluggy, add some hot milk to help soften it.)
Then pour a small amount of the chocolate into a paper liner — just work on one at a time.
If you flatten the liners, you’ll get a wider skirt. Make sure the skirts are fully hardened before you try taking the paper off.
While you’re waiting for the skirts to harden, you can decorate the “bodice” of the skirt. Before you unwrap your lollipop, break off the stick so only about an inch is remaining. I covered my lollipops with the same white chocolate because I wanted them to be the same colour as the skirts.
That’s it. Pretty easy, right? Then bring all your elements together.
One other idea that I thought about was to incorporate fairy floss (cotton candy) under the skirt as more netting. And it would be gorgeous if the skirts were also decorated with icing and silver cachous. Who’s up for it?
I hope you’ve gotten some ideas from my little ballerina tutu cupcakes. Many of you are so creative, I know you could turn these elements into really fantastic tutu cupcakes. If you do, I’d love to hear about it!