Edible cupcakes! :) 10-Calorie Cupcakes? Haha.
These are my Micro Cupcakes AKA Thimble Cupcakes! I really love making these, even though they take lots of time and consideration for detail and there is *little* room for error. :] (I've made them a few times, for a birthday, for family, for a graduation and my husband is taking a "dozen" into work today. Hahah!
I set out to find the most true-to-shape way to make the smallest cupcakes possible, and, without making my own sheet metal pans with micro-mini divots and the ability to make AIR-Bubble-LESS cake mix...well, this is the way. With thimbles!
Thimble safety - Mine are nickel-plated and this is what I found online - I did some research on nickel plating and saw that they do this for oven racks and people cook on those. Further research said that nickel plating would only be broken up by constant exposure to acidic properties. So I figured that as long as there is no acidic properties in the cupcakes, all is well. :) My advice, is to check that the plating exists in the insides of the thimbles when you open them, not just on the outside. Look for the shiny silver. This is based on information from spending time on google and searching before I baked in them.
Step 1: What you need!
Cake mix, or your own batter recipe.
Thimbles (more will save you time!) - I got mine 3x- $1 at the dollar store!! Hale-yeah.
A Pan to Pam and put the thimbles in.
Squeeze bottles from the dollar store or Michael's for condiments.
An eye for detail, and PATIENCE. :D