Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 302 K&Guurrrl's Banana Moon Pie Cuppies

These cupcakes were inspired by banana moon pies!

Banana Buttercream Frosting:

1/4 C Butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 C Smashed Bananas
1/4 tsp white vinegar
3-1/2 C Powdered Sugar

Blend butter, salt, bananas, and vinegar. Add sugar by 1/2 cups at a time until frosting is smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to decorate.

We used a store bought Yellow Cake mix and made according to mfg. directions. If you want to make from scratch here is a GREAT recipe.

We also used marshmallow fluff. (I didn't buy enough sugar). Here is a recipe I had in my collection for homemade marshmallow cream:
3 egg whites
2 C light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
2C powdered sugar
1TBS Vanilla

Beat egg whites until soft peaks, add the other ingredients until smooth, mix vanilla in at the end.

Graham Cracker Crust:
Crush about 20 graham crackers to fine crumbs. Pour over a stick of melted butter. Press about 1 TBS of the mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner to make a bottom crust.

Bake cupcakes according to mfg instructions. Let cool completely. We used a pizza cutter handle to punch holes in the cupcake. Put marshmallow cream in piping bag and fill each hole. Decorate any way you want with the banana buttercream frosting. :) This frosting is very light to be a buttercream and the bananas really stand out.

My awesome niece enjoying the cuppy!

I will upload the full set of pictures to Flickr soon. They are already posted on my Facebook account. Let me know if I wasn't clear in any of the instructions.

We downloaded all of the pinwheel accessories from draw!pilgrim


pilgrim said...

oh my gosh SO cute!!! way to go you guys :D

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

love all the fun you two are having! and holy cow bells the cuppies look insane! omg!!

guurrrl said...

We had SO much fun and they were so pretty and delicious! xoxo