Friday, January 16, 2009

Chinese New Year Good Fortune Cupcakes

Chinese New Year 2009 - The Year of the Ox- will fall on January 26th and will mark the 15 day long festivities beginning on the said date and going on till the 9th February.

Good Fortune Cupcakes
Whip up these Good Fortune cupcakes to share your wishes of good fortune for the coming year. According to Chinese tradition, red is the symbol for fire that scares away evil spirits. The markings on the cupcakes represent good luck.


What You Need
1 box of yellow or white cake mix
1 can of vanilla icing
red & yellow paste food coloring
cupcake liners
good luck pattern

What You Do
Prepare cake mix as directed. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners and fill 3/4 full. Bake as directed and allow to cool thoroughly before icing.

You will need 2 bowls: one for red icing, the other for yellow icing. Use the paste food coloring to color the icing. You will need quite a bit of red food coloring to achieve a deep red color. Make sure that you tint enough red icing to decorate all of the cupcakes because it is nearly impossible to match the same color red for a second batch.

Frost the cupcakes red. Add the yellow icing to a baggie, creating an icing bag. Snip the very end of the bag creating a tiny whole. Draw the Chinese Symbol for "Good Fortune" (see pattern) on top of the cupcakes.

3 comments:

Amanda said...

You know I love these, they are beautiful!

pinkstripes said...

Cute! Very creative.

Jackie said...

OMGosh those are adorable!!!!

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