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Stiletto Cupcakes

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Stiletto Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Stiletto Cupcakes

100% edible high heel shoes.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ cake mix
Oil, water, and eggs needed to make cake mix
48
ounces melted candy coating (confectionery coating) in various colors (pink, black, red, white)
16
ounces melted white candy coating (confectionery coating)
12
pirouette cookies (plus a few extra in case of breakage)
Betty Crocker™ Cupcake Icing in various colors
Decorating sugar in a variety of colors
Candy, Decorations: fondant, sugar pearls, modeling chocolate, frosting

Directions

  • 1 Spray muffin tins with non-stick baking spray.
  • 2 Make cake mix and bake cupcakes according to package instructions. Allow them to cool completely.
  • 3 Remove cupcakes from pans, then clean the pans.
  • 4 Spoon 2 ounces (about 2 tablespoons) of a colored candy coating into one of the muffin pan cavities. Use a spoon to brush the candy coating up the sides of the pan.
  • 5 Press a cupcake into the candy coating, allowing it to ooze up around the sides of the cupcake.
  • 6 Repeat, filling all the cavities in the muffin pan.
  • 7 Place filled pan in the freezer for 10 minutes so candy coating can harden.
  • 8 Remove pan from freezer and turn it upside down. Holding the pan a few inches over your work surface, press the backside of each of the muffin cavities, allowing the cupcakes to fall out of the pan.
  • 9 Pipe the matching color of Betty Crocker™ Cupcake Icing onto the cupcakes. Smooth out the frosting into a rounded mound. Roll iced cupcakes in colored sugar.
  • 10 Pipe melted white candy coating onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in the shape of shoe soles.
  • 11 Freeze for 3-4 minutes until the candy coating is set.
  • 12 Pipe a line of white candy coating around the edge of the candy soles. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • 13 Cut pirouette cookies into 3-inch pieces, angling them slightly. You'll need 24 cookie heels.
  • 14 Assemble cookies. Insert one sole into each cupcake. Attach cookie heal using melted white candy coating.
  • 15 Decorate with candies, fondant, modeling chocolate, or frosting.
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These stilettos are super cute, but they're not for wearing ... they're for eating!

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

Stiletto cupcakes are the perfect party treat for your girlfriends, moms, sisters and BFFs!

You've probably seen cupcakes decorated like a high heel shoe online, and you may have even enjoyed one at a bachelorette, birthday party, bridal shower, or even for Mother's Day gathering.

But I'll bet you've never had a 100% edible high heel cupcake! There's no paper wrapper here; each cupcake is nestled inside a candy cup instead of a traditional cupcake liner. The brightly colored candy cups add a lovely sheen to the cupcake shoes and enhance the flavor of this festive dessert. The soles of the shoes, traditionally made using cookies or graham crackers, are also made using the same candy coating. 

The candy coating (also called confectionary coating) wafers are easy to melt and work with, and come in a variety of colors. For my Stiletto Cupcakes, I chose bright pink, red, white, and black. To keep my shoes really vibrantly colored, I used matching decorating sugar and Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing, which not only comes in the colors I used, but also in green, blue, orange, and yellow.

These sweet treats are pretty easy to assemble and can be decorated to look really fancy or simply kept plain. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

First, grab a box of your favorite Betty Crocker Cake Mix. I used Triple Chocolate Fudge. Make some cupcakes according to the package instructions and use non-stick muffin tins. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

While the cupcakes are baking and cooling, make the soles of the high heel shoes. I found it easiest to draw a few soles on a piece of paper first (just to use as a guide) to make sure all my soles ended up the same size. I slid that template under a piece of parchment paper, then piped my shoe soles using melted white candy coating and popped them in the freezer for a few minutes to allow the candy coating to harden. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

I thought the soles would look nicer if they had a bit of a border on them, so I piped on a line of white candy coating and then sprinkled on some colored sugar. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

You can also get your cookie heels ready to go. Simply cut the cookies to the height you'd like your shoes; mine were about three inches. Be sure to cut the cookies at a slight angle, that way they will attach to the soles better. I guarantee you will break some cookies along the way – that's why I suggest having more than you will need!


Stiletto Cupcakes

When your cupcakes have cooled, remove them from the pan, then clean the pan so you can make the candy cups. Start by melting all the colors of candy coating you want to use, then spoon about two ounces (two heaping tablespoonfuls) of colored candy coating into a cupcake cavity, brush it up the sides of the pan, then insert a cupcake in the center. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

Press the cupcake down a bit, allowing the candy coating to ooze up around the edge of the cupcake. Once you've filled all the cavities with candy coated cupcakes, pop the pan into the freezer for 10 minutes until the candy coating hardens. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

To remove the cupcakes, turn the pan upside down, just a few inches over your work surface. They may fall right out, so get your hand under the pan to catch them. If they don't, you can press on the backside of the cavities and they will fall out.


Stiletto Cupcakes

So that your high heel cupcakes are vibrantly colored, pipe on matching Betty Crocker Cupcake Icing. Here I used pink to match my pink candy cups. Once you have enough icing on your cupcake, smooth it out into a heaping mound, then roll the cupcake in matching sugar. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

To assemble, insert a sole into a cupcake then attach a cookie heel using melted candy coating. I originally cut slits into my cupcakes then inserted a candy sole, but found that was not really necessary as the soles slide right into the soft cupcakes. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

If you want, you can decorate your stiletto cupcakes using candies, fondant, modeling chocolate or frosting. 


Stiletto Cupcakes

These cupcakes will be the hit of the party!

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