Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wedding Day Cupcakes in W. Hollywood Park - Video Short

In celebration of granting legal marriage licenses for same gender couples in California last week; The 99 Cent Chef baked a cake, and not just any cake but cupcakes. A perfect confection on this happy day for all you same sex romantics is the Chef's celebratory -- Sprinkle Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting.

The Chef 's wife recommended recording this historic day; so he decided to hit the 99c only Store to get all the cupcake ingredients for 50 cupcakes, contributing to, and recording, the giddy festivities. The total price for 50 cupcakes, using 99 cent ingredients, was less than 7 bucks.


The impromptu wedding ceremonies were held in West Hollywood Park. Volunteer ministers/justices officiated the weddings under white lace gazebos, with melodic accompaniment from a roving violinist. This special video includes a cupcake recipe, wedding bells, tears and cheers, wedding vows and councilman Zev Yaroslavsky.

The Chef is not skilled in the confectioners art, but the newlyweds were willing and appreciative to taste his wares.

Another purveyor, Mrs. Beasley's, was passing out pairs of white frosting cupcakes cleverly decorated with same-sex symbols. The Chef decided to challenge Mrs. Beasley's to a "Cupcake Throwdown."

In this contest there are no losers and everyone gets a taste. So check out the Chef's video coverage of weddings in a beautiful park setting and his Sprinkle Cupcakes With Strawberry Frosting recipe:

Wedding Day Cupcakes Video

Play it here. Video runs 8 minutes 38 seconds.

Ingredients (makes about 12 small cupcakes)
1 Box of Duncan Hines Confetti Cupcakes - 9 ounces
Mix ingredients include: 2 egg whites, 3 tblsp. vegetable oil and 1/2 cup water (the Chef substitutes half and half cream for a richer cupcake -- optional.)

Strawberry Frosting Ingredients
2 fresh strawberries
1 cup of confectioners / powered sugar (double sugar amount for typically thick frosting)
1/4 stick of butter
Small jar of maraschino cherries

Directions
For the cupcakes follow box directions, including mixing for 2 minutes and baking 20 minutes in a 350 degree pre-heated oven. The Chef fills cupcake paper cups half way instead of the 3/4 box directions and half-and-half cream is substitued for water -- optional.

Directions for Strawberry Frosting
Blender the strawberries. With the butter softened at room temperature; add powered sugar, strawberry puree and butter to a large bowl and whisk until well blended, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate frosting until cupcakes are baked and cooled down.
Add frosting to cupcakes with a cherry on top.

To view or embed video from youtube click here.
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6 comments:

meandering said...

There is something completely righteous about rainbow confetti in those cupcakes!

Palm Axis said...

I love my pretty cupcake. I took it home with me from the Aztec event. I use it as a focal point in my meditations. Sorry I did not partake of the wine.

Miss Havisham said...

You are incredible, and possibly magically blogadishus.

So nice to meet you. Great smile!

Aaron Proctor said...

Dude..so nice meeting you!

- AP
http://www.proctorformayor.com

Melissa said...

I ADORE your blog!! I love to cook and your ideas are so inspirational. Cleverly done!

covarrubia911 said...

Just found you blog.. I love it.. I subscribed immediately.. Thanks for sharing.. Love the cupcakes...

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