The next Iron Cupcake is in a month and I’ve picked not one, but two cupcake flavors! I’m ecstatic because the next theme is children’s literature. This is perfect seeing as I’m a kindergarten teacher. I’ve decided to make cupcakes based on the books: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs AND Pickles to Pittsburgh by Judi & Ron Barrett.
Cupcake number one will be a chocolate cupcake with strawberry or raspberry filling, topped with vanilla buttercream that looks like spaghetti and a homemade truffle. You may have seen this type of cupcake before on April Fool’s.
Cupcake number two will be a pickle cupcake with peanut butter frosting, topped with a fried pickle. I attempted this one tonight and the boyfriend loved it. (I also tried it with a pretzel bottom, but the pretzels got soggy)
Having two different entries will mean over 300 cupcakes, but I’m excited 🙂
Want the recipe for fried pickles? Here it is:
1/4 c white rice flour
1/4 c brown rice flour
1/4 c potato starch
salt & pepper
1 egg, beaten
sliced pickles, your choice (I used Wickles)
Vegetable oil for frying (enough to put the pickles into so that they are covered)
Turn your stove-top onto medium and heat the oil.
Mix your dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Coat your pickle slices with the beaten egg. Carefully transfer your pickles (without excess egg) into the flour and toss them until they are coated.
Put the battered pickles into the oil (be careful!) Fry until they are golden brown. Put onto a paper towel to drain.