Ring Bling

Mini cupcake jewelry made from Ring Pops will turn your little girl’s party into the one not to miss. Set up gem stations where kids can choose from their favorite candies and sparkling sugars to create their own Ring Bling cupcakes. For even bigger bling, try the finger plate variation that can hold a whopping 24 carats of candy.

2010 What's New, Cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. Excerpted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Ring Bling

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    Ingredients

    24 mini cupcakes baked in gold or silver liners 1 cup vanilla frosting
    24 Ring Pops (or Fingerfood party plates for the ring bases) Assorted candies (M&M's Minis, Chiclets Tiny Size Gum, Jujubes, spice drops, Tootsie Pop Drops)
    colored decorating sugars Colored paper - cut into 3" scalloped circles
    1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting

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    • 1

      If using Ring Pops for the base, remove the hard candies from the rings; set aside. Cut a small hole in the center of the colored paper circles and insert the plastic tip of the ring through the paper. Use a toothpick to poke a hole in the base of the cupcake liners.

    • 2

      Place each colored sugar into a small shallow bowl. Spread the tops of the mini cupcakes with the vanilla frosting and smooth. Arrange candies on top as desired to make the ring design, leaving the center open for the large gemstone from the Ring Pop. Roll the top of the cupcake in the desired colored sugar. Press the Ring Pop gemstone into the center of the cupcake. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes, candies, and sugars.

    • 3

      Place the white chocolate chips in a ziplock bag; do not seal. Microwave for about 10 seconds to soften. Massage the mixture and return to the microwave. Repeat the process until the chocolate is smooth, about 1 minute total (see page 18). Press out the excess air. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag. Pipe a dot of melted white chocolate on the plastic tip of each ring before adding the cupcake. Use a small juice glass to hold the Ring Pop ring upright and refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes.

    • 4

      If using Fingerfood party plates, roll out a few spice drops on a lightly sugared work surface to a 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into small shapes using scissors or small cookie cutters; set aside. Place each colored sugar into a small shallow bowl. Spread the top of a mini cupcake with the vanilla frosting and smooth. Arrange candies and some of the cut spice drops on top of the cupcake as the ring design. Roll the top of the cupcake in the desired colored sugar. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes, candies, and sugars.

    • 5

      Spoon the remaining vanilla frosting into a ziplock bag, press out the excess air, and seal. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag and pipe lines and dots of frosting along the outer edge of the plates, adding sugar or remaining candies as desired (leave the center of the plate open for the cupcake).

    • 6

      Place the white chocolate chips in a ziplock bag; do not seal. Microwave for about 10 seconds to soften. Massage the mixture and return to the microwave. Repeat the process until the chocolate is smooth, about 1 minute total (see page 18). Press out the excess air. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag and pipe a dot of chocolate in the center of the Fingerfood plate. Place the bottom of the decorated cupcake into the chocolate, pressing to secure. Use a small juice glass to hold the Fingerfood plate upright and refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes.

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