Sunday, February 22, 2015

neapolitan cupcakes

While I made this tokidoki unicorn cake that I made for my daughter's 5th birthday party, I still had to make cupcake for her class party at school! And after seeing these neapolitan cupcakes from Cooking Classy, I couldn't get them out of my head! So I of course had to make them for my Melodie!

Two different batters were made for the cupcake - for the bottom a moist chocolate cupcake, and for the top a fluffy vanilla cupcake.

During baking, the chocolate batter must have bubbled up to the top to make little spots in the vanilla batter, an unintentional effect which I actually thought was really cute because it reminded me of leopard spots!

Instead of the strawberry frosting in the original recipe, I decided that I wanted a light and fluffy strawberry whipped cream for my frosting, which I loved because it ended up tasting like strawberry ice cream! So I whipped up some heavy whipping cream, a bit of confectioner's sugar, a few spoonfulls of strawberry jam, and a few drops of strawberry extract. And some vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

I used this Wilton star tip to pipe on the frosting in a cute and swirly design.

Look how cute they are when unwrapped!

Cut in half, you can see how the chocolate batter must have bubbled up into the white batter. But no matter, I still thought they were adorable.

And the taste? They overwhelmingly reminded me of neapolitan ice cream sandwiches, especially because of the strawberry whipped cream!

Happy birthday my little Melodie! Hope you enjoyed your birthday cupcakes!


  1. they are lovely!
    hope you don't mind making your hello kitty creations as reference in my first hello kitty cake and cupcakes
    you may want to view it here :D Thanks much :D

    1. thanks @Balot ! and thanks for linking to me! good job on your cake and cupcakes! :)

  2. These look fab, Those chocolate batter bubbles remind me of chocolate chips! xxx

  3. These are so cute! Btw, I ordered the Hello Kitty book without realizing it was yours! (I haven't been catching up on my blogs lately hehe). I received it today and as I was flipping through it, I recognized your cake design and was so happy for you! Congrats Michele! It's such a sweet book. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us :) <3

    1. @little random happiness - wow that's so great to hear! i hope you liked the book! thanks so much for your support and sweet comments! :)