Alright, birthday celebration for me ROUND 2. When I was brainstorming for my next cupcake fiasco I took inspiration from something I hold dearly to my heart: ice cream. I’m that girl that orders the ice cream sundae/banana split. If you’re going for ice cream, GO BIG OR GO HOME. These cupcakes are summery, fun, and make the perfect dessert for a hot sunny BBQ or a scorching pool day. Think of these as a cupcake’s answer to the ice cream sandwich. They are also totally customizable. You like vanilla ice cream? You like chocolate? You like strawberry? No problem. That goes for toppings too. Pick your favorite sprinkles, sauces and sundae favorites. The choice is yours. Today I went for a pretty classic combination of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and sprinkles. The cupcake gets a hollowed out and filled with the ice cream, and then the top of the cupcake is put back on. Fluffy whipped cream is heaped on top and then its toppings galore. I’m going to be the first to admit, these are totally, ridiculously, scandalously, almost shamefully, lip-smackingly delicious. But hey its my birthday pre-week/week/week after celebration so I do what I want.
Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes
For the whipped cream: In a bowl fitted with an electric mixer combine the heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar. Beat on high for 6 minutes, until stiff peaks form.
Assembly: Cut the top off of each cupcake. Using a spoon, hollow out the center to make a hole big enough to fit the scoop of one ice cream scooper.
I know these upcoming pix are super similar but I couldn’t choose and they are so pretty I know you won’t mind.