Enjoy this fun yummy Valentines Day project you can share with your friends and special someone.
Step 1: Making the Meringues
Makes 9 cupcake boxes
4 egg whites, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and mark 2 inch in diameter circles for a guideline.
Place the egg whites in a large clean, dry bowl. Use an electric beater to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. This takes about 6 to 9 minutes. Gradually add the sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Continue beating for 2 minutes or until the mixture is thick, glossy, all the sugar dissolves and you have stiff peaks. Separate the mixture into bowls for coloring and add a few drops of food coloring.
Then add the mixture to sandwich bags for piping. Pipe in the circle outline to make the cupcakes tops. Bake in your preheated oven for 2 hours then turn off the oven and leave the meringues in the oven for another 3 hours or until cooled.
Step 2: Making the Chocolate
What you will need:
½ cup of chocolate chips
9 Paper cupcake liners
Add your chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is completely melted. It took me 1 minute and a half.
Scoop a small amount of chocolate into a paper liner and use a spoon to move the chocolate up the sides of the liner. When you have covered your paper liners store them in your refrigerator until chilled.
Remove your chocolate shell containers from your refrigerator and gently peel off the paper liner.
Step 3: Filling the Cupcakes
5 hours later….
Here comes the best part decorating. Get out your decorating items. I used Sparkle gel, Cookie icing, Betty Crocker Easy Writer Food Decorators and candy sprinkles.
Have fun filling your cupcakes with stuff like candy, chocolate covered strawberries https://www.instructables.com/id/Chocolate-Covered-Strawberries/ , and jewelry. Place your meringue toppers on the chocolate bottoms and enjoy your yummy Edible Cupcake Box.