Saee had been pestering me to show her how to make cupcakes. This was brilliant, as I wanted something special for her Dad made by her. Somewhere down the road though, she got bored. Expected from a child her age 🙂
So while I was completing I thought of doing something over-the-top.
I found this cupcake how-to online. But every method I saw, involved using a cookie cutter to pre-cut the heart shapes. They were then all aligned in the same direction. When you cut them, you see a heart hidden in the cupcake. The problem was, that you had to cut the cupcake in a particular position to see the heart shape. Dandy, except I wanted more. I wanted a cupcake which you can bite into anyhow, and still see a heart shape. Tricky? You bet!
When I got down to making it, it was tougher than I thought. Here I am posting a video tutorial of the basic hidden heart cupcakes. Then I’ll tell you how I made it different.
What I did instead was to crush the pink cake.
Then I used both my hands to make a ball out of the crushed cake. Then I sort of shaped it into a modak. All Indians can relate with this shape!
Then at the base of the modak, I used a sharp knife to cut a cone shape in the center. Something like a shallow V-shaped valley into the center of the base. Hard to explain. But if you imagine it in the cross section, you should be able to visualize a heart shape.
The rest of the procedure was exactly as shown in the video. The only difference? You can cut into it any way you want, make a wedge cut if you wish, and you’ll still see a heart!
I know the one in this pic tipped a bit, but who cares? It looked and tasted divine!
Happy Valentine’s Day… Oops! Happy Father’s Day Shrikant! We love you to bits!