Last weekend a friend of mine ask me to prepare some cupcakes for her daughter's birthday. The theme was karaoke so I decided to decorate them with some little microphones, stars and music notes, all made with Satin Icing fondant. I painted the music notes using gel food coloring and I sprinkled some edible black glitter for finishing. To make the microphones I used food decorating pens, and edible glue and glitter for the stars.
For many occasions I have used brigadeiro as filling and also for covering cakes. But this was my first time that I have used it as frosting. I liked very much the final result. I got a beautiful swirl using the Ateco tip 847. The cupcake recipe is the "Yellow Cupcake" from the book Miette. I slightly adapted the recipe by adding one vanilla bean and using cake flour instead all-purpose flour. These light and fluffy cupcakes were a perfect pair for the brigadeiro frosting.
Yellow Cupcakes with Brigadeiro Frosting
The recipe is available on this link, page 75.
Notes: I used cake flour and also add one vanilla bean to the step 4.
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
200g chocolate (I used Callebaut Belgian Chocolate, 54.5% Cocoa)
120ml heavy cream
1 tablespoon honey
Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan. Over low heat, stir the mixture until it starts to show the bottom of the pan while you scrape it with a spoon. The mixture should be thick enough to show the bottom of the pan for a few seconds before the mixture back again. Transfer to a greased bowl. Decorate the cupcakes when the brigadeiro mixture is at room temperature.