Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gay Wedding Day Cupcakes - Video

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.

My wife recommended recording this historic day; so I hit the 99c only Store to get all the cupcake ingredients for 50 cupcakes. 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.

My special video includes a cupcake recipe, wedding bells, tears and cheers, wedding vows, and councilman Zev Yaroslavsky.

This Chef is not skilled in the confectioner's art, but the newlyweds were willing and appreciative to taste my 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 10 minutes 45 seconds.

 Ingredients (makes about 12 -15 small cupcakes)
Duncan Hines Confetti Cupcakes - follow package directions. Okay to use any favorite cupcake box mix.

Typical Cupcake Mix extra ingredients:
2 Egg Whites - separate out yolks.
Vegetable Oil - 3 tablespoons.
Water - 1/4 cup. I used cream or milk for a richer cupcake.

Strawberry Frosting Ingredients
Strawberries - 3 large fresh Strawberries.
Powered or Confectioners Sugar - 1/2 cup. 
Butter - 1/4 stick. 
Maraschino Cheeries - to top cupcakes.

Directions for Strawberry Frosting
Blend or crush the fresh strawberries into a puree.

Add room-temperature butter. Mix in powdered sugar and strawberry puree.

Whisk and mix until well blended, about 3 to 5 minutes. 

Refrigerate the frosting until the cupcakes are baked and cooled down. 

Directions for Cupcakes
Follow the Cupcake box directions. Typically, add dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add egg whites, vegetable oil, and cream or water. Stir and mix for a couple of minutes until smooth like pancake batter.

In a cupcake pan add paper cups (optional) or grease the cupcake pan if you are pouring batter directly into the cupcake pan.

Fill cupcake cups halfway. The cupcakes will rise as they cook. If you fill the cupcake cups to the top your finished cupcakes will spread out too much.

Bake 20 minutes in a 350-degree pre-heated oven. 

When cupcakes are at room temperature spoon on Strawberry Frosting and top Cupcake with a Maraschino Cherry.

To view or embed video from youtube click here..


frazgo said...

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

Pasadena Adjacent 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.

Aaron Proctor said... nice meeting you!

- AP

Melissa said...

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

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