These Mini Neapolitan Cupcakes are easy, but your partygoers will think you bought out the bakery...they're that impressive!
They say Neapolitan had this complex about being short and looking in the mirror a lot. Or was that Napoleon? Or am I getting it all confused with Narcissus?
Regardless of the historical accuracy of this post, you're about to discover cupcakes boosted to extreme heights with three layers of gorgeous frosted color, and a whole lotta pretty. Neo and Narc would be so proud!
Don't you love those bake-shoppe finished products that you can make from a box? Just one stop down the baking aisle and you've got everything you need. No fussy ingredients or need for wacky craft supplies. Cake, icing, heaven.
This recipe is one of those recipes. So easy, but so gorgeous.
(Note to eagle-eyed readers: divert your attention from the "Chocolate Caramel" frosting. It was a mis-grab when I went to the store, and you definitely want a straight chocolate icing for this recipe, although that chocolate caramel – mmm!)
Bake your cupcakes, cool completely, then slice the tops from each cuppie with a sharp knife. Slice the bottom half of the cupcake in half as well. I found it easy to keep my work area organized by laying the top, middle, and bottom section of each cupcake in a row on a baking sheet.
Now, fit an icing bag with a large star tip and start piping!
Vanilla on the bottom, chocolate in the middle. Place the bottom layers together, then pipe strawberry up top.
Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! These babies are photo – and party – ready!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!