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Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

As a former Starbucks Barista, I was inspired by their Salted Caramel Signature Hot Chocolate (yum!).  I found the buttercream recipe from Domestic Goddess and the chocolate cake (my favorite so far) from Tummy Rummble.
[Note: working with an old digital camera so pictures are not great.]
Here are the cupcakes filled with the buttercream.

Due to time constraints I had to modify my finishing.  Originally, it was supposed to be a coffee-colored fondant top with dark brown swirls and a butterfly made from white chocolate and dark chocolate and maybe a tiny orange/yellow flower.  Instead, I just rosetted the cakes, sprinkled sea salt, and garnished with orange fondant flowers.

It tasted great and doesn’t look too awful.  My cousin took a better picture of it with her camera, but by the time she took it humidity took its toll and the flowers flattened out. =(  She hasn’t posted it on FB, but when she does I may post it.
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Posted by on December 1, 2010 in Cupcakes and Mini Cakes, Food

 

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