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Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Hey everybody I’m Rachael Ray’s Block Party
Rachael: Hey everybody I’m Rachael Ray and this weekend I’m hanging out in this picture perfect neighborhood here in Fairfield Connecticut. Now this treat may seem kind of quit right now but tomorrow on this very spot the annual block party is going to be rocking and it’s going to be alive with music, laughter and tons of delicious pot luck food and we can’t forget the kids or the dessert so I’ll show you how to set up a make your own cupcake station that will keep the kids busy and happy.
I say it’s time to make cupcakes what do you think?
Rachael: Earlier we jazzed up a package of chocolate cake mix with some mini chips so now we’re going to try some vanilla mix. We followed the direction on the box to get our batter then we really added a kick to the cakes.
Okay so now we’re going to flavor these up with something what do we got left on there?
Child: I like coconut it taste good with vanilla.
Rachael: Alright well let’s put that coconut in the vanilla then what do you think a couple of handfuls?
Rachael: Alright so that’s like half a cup so what do you say like another half a cup or two of these?
Rachael: I like you when you guys agree with me. It makes me feel a lot better about baking.
Child: It smells good.
Rachael: They do they smell awesome.
Child: I can’t wait to eat them.
Rachael: We got to wait till tomorrow though or well just pig out tonight and they won’t want to eat anything tomorrow. I’m thinking we’ll make a frosting tomorrow so it’s nice and fresh what do you think?
Rachael: Okay I think I’m getting close there excellent. See you make me feel like there’s hope for me.
Child: It smells so good.
Rachael: I know it smells awesome. Okay we need those little paper things in that muffin tin. Okay cool. This batter ball has whip like before. What was the best foods last year? What were some of your favorite foods?
Child: We like hotdogs?
Rachael: Hotdogs? Hotdogs are not bad you put like chili and cheese and all kinds of stuff on them I guess.
Okay so open the hot oven.
Children: Okay, lets get these guys out there and get them baking.
Rachael: I wonder if our chocolate ones are cool yet. Oh yea look how good they look
Rachael: I can’t believe how easy this was it was just cake mix and chocolate chips, the chocolate chips were brilliant you know what we should call these double chocolate, chocolate cupcakes. We did a great job here.
So why don’t you guys go home checking on your folks and I’ll keep an eye on the last batch of cupcakes okay?
Rachael: Thanks again girls you did a nice job.
Rachael: I’m just going to clean up.
Now yesterday Jen your sister helped me make some ultra cool delicious cupcake so I figured you can help with the frosting.
Meredith started out by putting 1 whole pound of butter in a mixing bowl then we added a little bit vanilla next we started to whip in the confectioners sugar smoking it out with splash milk as we went until all 3 pounds of sugar were in. It’s looking good here.
Child: So far.
Rachael: Yeah thanks a lot for your vote of confidence there Jen, so far. I wouldn’t want to be stirring with that, I know doesn’t that sting if we have to stir that by hand imagine those people before they invented machines. I think that looks pretty done what do you guys think?
Rachael: Okay. SO cool so purple for you so here’s the thing you stir it around a couple of times in the purple color and it’s got yellow. Stir it around to get a good goopie amount on the end and then you start stirring with a stick.
Child: Oh so it makes like a purple.
Rachael: Makes it purple.
Rachael: Here’s a spoon left for you, you can mix it around a little easier with that probably boy does that look good.
Rachael: You made a new word Jen Purpular. I think we’re good here.
We’re going to take those cupcakes we made earlier and transform them into individual works of desserts sculpture decorating them with colored icing and all kinds of candies and cereal a cupcake station is a really cool thing to have at any function involving kids. It transforms dessert from a grabbing kind of a thing into a bonafide activity after all kids will love sweets and they can spend a lot of time being really creative and having tons of fun.
Okay hey Jen you want to make a purplar one.
Rachael: What are we going to do on the purpular one?
Children: I’ll what do you want me?
Rachael: I don’t know you want to make a clown.
Rachael: Alright get some of the colored cereal put in each color in there. Put the blue perfect, let’s get some liquorish get a piece. We got to make a smile, happy clown.
Children: Yup clowns are happy.
Children: it’s good.
Rachael: The popular clown everybody check it out. It’s a work of art syd it’s amazing so obviously it’s a great tip guys whenever your having a kids party make some cupcakes make simple frosting with the kids buy a lot of cereals and candies and chocolate chips and just let them go completely crazy. I can’t imagine where the fondant is but I bet the watermelon contest is going to be close.