So 14 hours of baking, 150 cupcakes later and this is what I had to show for it! This was my cupcake stall at the Easter market my Uni put on.
The things that couldn't fly off the table quick enough were these assorted boxes of mini's! I'd been saving egg boxes for weeks, along with some very thoughtful friends and sisters who did the same for me! My mom sent me that lovely flowery paper and so I decided to cover each box with it to make it prettier, and in case some people wanted to give the egg boxes as gifts. That was a time consuming task - who knew that some egg labels are stuck on with such nasty adhesive that takes forever to get off! but I think it was worth it in the end!
People couldn't resist their cuteness and the opportunity to taste every cupcake I was selling without looking like a piggy! I made four varieties of cupcakes, including Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes (I forgot to take a picture of them on the stall but you can see the mini one above)...
I also made Creme Egg Cupcakes...
and Coconut Birdie Nest Cupcakes...
and these Malteser Bunny Cupcakes were definitely the hit of the day and I sold out of these first.
Here's another shot of the mini's all lined up and ready to be bought!
My mom got me this awesome cake stand from a charity shop! On the second row down you will see some Mini Egg Rocky Roads that I decided to make at midnight the night before the stall! I had finished all the cupcake baking and still had a whole bag of Mini Eggs left and decided I should really whip something up for people who don't like cupcakes (yes, these people really exist - who knows how or why!)
So I'll leave you with the recipe, it's pretty simple and easy to whip together. They would be fun to make with kids, but make sure they don't get involved with the chopping of the Mini Eggs! I nearly lost two of my thumbs to this process! and that's not even an exaggeration. I was using a super sharp knife and because they roll around when you try and chop them in half it was a dangerous task! My one thumb still hasn't properly healed and it was 3 weeks ago now that it happened!
Warnings aside, these were absolutely delish and would make the perfect addition to any Easter gathering this weekend!
Mini Egg Rocky Roads:
Makes 12 cupcake sized
From Cupcake Crazy Gem
300g milk chocolate
150g dark chocolate
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 cup Mini Eggs, chopped in halves or quarters
150g mini marshmallows
36 Whole Mini Eggs
Melt both chocolates in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
Add the vegetable oil and mix together.
Chop up Mini Eggs, with caution!
Add Mini Eggs, marshmallows and Rice Krispies to the cooled chocolate mixture. Mix together until combined.
Pour into cupcake cases. Decorate each one with 3 whole Mini Eggs. Press them slightly into the chocolate.
Refrigerate overnight or for at least one hour if you need to try them right away!