The recipe in the previous post makes enough batter for three round cake pans yet I only have two. Rather than wash, cool, and reuse one of the cake pans to make a sky high cake, I decided to use the remaining batter to make mini cupcakes! (Luckily, I also had quite a bit of leftover peanut butter frosting.)
What’s funny is my intention was to make the frosting purple. Into the frosting I whipped several drops of Wilton red and blue gel coloring. However, because the frosting was taupe to start (the color of the peanut butter) rather than achieve the royal purple I had intended I ended up with this silvery gray color–and I love it! I topped each cupcake with silver sprinkles and it totally works on this aluminum serving piece. There is both eeriness and elegance to them. If you want to make these cupcakes follow the recipe for the cake and frosting here.