Celebrate Cinco de Mayo for Faux Foodie Friday (Taco Cupcakes!)
These are NOT what you think when you see the headline I realised that I have blogged something all week for you (yay me!) but, of course, it had to be Mexican to bring it out of me ♥
I saw THESE cute cookies on Pinterest from She Knows
And had a package of THESE in my baking stash
And thought “how hard can it be?”
The answer? Not hard but very tedious and labour intensive! I don’t do detail well because it means going sloooooow which is something I struggle with. But I thought these would be easier to shove into icing on a cupcake (everything tastes better that way, right?) rather than trying to get the cookies to set with chocolate.
This is what you will need:
1 x batch baked and cooled cupcakes
1 x package Glutino vanilla sandwich cookies (available at Coles)
1 x tub prepared White icing or homemade
1 x tub prepared Chocolate icing or homemade
Green food colouring
Small Red lollies or coloured round cupcake sprinkles
Orange candy melts or a couple of orange Starburst candies
Recipe based on cookies from She Knows
So I baked up a quick batch of feathery light sponge cupcakes and waited for them to cool.
Then I smothered them with white chocolate buttercream (since I can’t have vanilla on Failsafe)
And then carefully separated the Glutino cookies with a sharp knife. Warning, Warning, Warning…..there were A LOT of casualties in this process so be prepared to use the whole package and save the broken ones for a base on a future magic cookie bar. Rather than trying to cut the cookies it was easier to try to snap them in half with my hands to form the “taco shells”. * note scrape off all the icing inside the cookies which I forgot and had to try to do later around the finished icing making this even more tedious!
Shove those halves into the icing making a taco shaped “shell” and pipe in some chocolate icing for the “meat”
Place the coconut into a measuring cup and add a couple of drops of green food colouring, stirring to combine fully (wear gloves!)
Add the “lettuce” to the tacos pressing down lightly before piping a small white icing line for the “sour cream”
Add your red toppers for the ”tomatoes”
Finally, finely shave off parts of a few orange candy melts or thinly cut the Starburst for the “cheese” and add to the top of the tacos
Serve to friends for a Fiesta! The effort is worth the wonderous looks you will receive for being SOOOO clever