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 small cupcakes)
1 Box of Duncan Hines Confetti Cupcakes - 9 ounces
Mix ingredients include:
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup water (I substituted half and half cream for a richer cupcake -- optional.)
Strawberry Frosting Ingredients
2 fresh strawberries
1 cup of confectioners/powdered sugar (double sugar amount for typically thick frosting)
1/4 stick of butter
Small jar of maraschino cherries
For the cupcakes follow box directions, including mixing for 2 minutes and baking for 20 minutes in a 350-degree pre-heated oven.
I filled cupcake paper cups halfway instead of the 3/4 box directions and half-and-half cream is substituted for water -- optional.
Directions for Strawberry Frosting
Blender or mash the strawberries into a puree.
With the butter softened at room temperature; add powdered 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..