It’s my husband’s birthday today, yay! Like always his birthday cake is not exactly for him (( though he nibbles, he isn’t really a cake eater)), but for sharing with his friends and colleagues. This time he asked me to make something quick and easy that would be simple to share. So I decided to make a cake from cupcakes – mini cupcakes to be more exact! Simple and fun design? Well, since we are both Marvel fans, it had to be the shield of Captain America himself 😀 . After all there’s a little boy in every man and who wouldn’t want a super hero cake? This could also be a fun little baking project for the 4th of July!
This was a result of a very quick piping that left rough unfinished texture. For a smoother result you may want to slightly reduce the sugar content in the buttercream and use a spatula for carefully spreading the icing. You can also use different piping tips and methods to achieve different textures.
The same colours used in the shield make wonderful multicolour combinations when simply combined in one piping bag and allowed to blend while piping. Flower and star piping nozzles make pretty textures for cupcake icing, I’ve used here a wilton 129 drop flower decorating tip.
One last note before we get to the recipe and it’s about butterscotch chips! For me this was the first time ever using the delicious Hershey’s Chipits butterscotch chips and for that I owe to my fellow baker, my lovely friend Courtney, who unfortunately recently left the country leaving her amazing baking supplies with me. Thanks to Courtney I will be trying more new flavour combinations in the coming weeks. I hope it will result in some nice recipes to share with you, so stay tuned! 🙂