We have discussed my Neapolitan obsession right?

I needed to make some cupcakes for a special event last night, and you just know I had to have a Neapolitan twist!

neapolitancupcakes

Strawberry Chocolate Dip Coating

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
These were actually really, really simple.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or shortening
  • 1 -3 drops of candy flavoring oil based

Instructions

  • In microwave safe bowl (preferably with high sides) place candy melts and vegetable oil.
  • Heat for one minute and then stir thoroughly.
  • Keep heating in 30 second increments until chocolate is completely smooth.
  • Add in flavored oil, 1 drop at a time, until you reach desired flavor.

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These were actually really, really simple.

Make your favorite chocolate cake recipe.

Make your favorite Vanilla Buttercream.

Make some chocolate coating. (recipe below)

Sprinkle with some chocolate jimmies.

Neapolitan Cupcakes!

Tips for Success:

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before piping on buttercream.

I used a 1M tip to achieve soft billowing ruffles of frosting deliciousness. 🙂

After you have frosted the cupcakes, place in freezer for at least 15 minutes.

I used a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the frosting.  If you find your chocolate is too thick and doesn’t spill over, add 1/2 teaspoon more vegetable oil and mix thoroughly.

Add sprinkles to the chocolate immediately.  (If you wait until the chocolate hardens, the sprinkles wont stick)

You can get the Strawberry Oil here.  I have only found it at specialty stores and online.

Consider calling up a dentist and getting on an affiliate program. (These suckers are SWEET!)

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream and Strawberry Chocolate Candy Coating! (Neapolitan Cupcakes)

Enjoy!

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Reader Comments

  1. I, too, love all things Neapolitan. I have a question regarding cupcake/cake storage. Is it better to freeze or refrigerate them once they’re completed? My sister swears they must go in the fridge. I appreciate your help!

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