Blue (Raspberry) Meth Cupcakes

Blue Meth Cover

So where are my fellow Breaking Bad fanatics at, BITCH? Haha, I’m sure all of you, like myself are upset that our Sundays aren’t going to be filled with meth-y goodness, but I have to say that Breaking Bad was by far one of the most fulfilling television series I have ever watched. So in honor of the series finale a few weeks ago I made these bad boys. They are pretty self-explanatory, I wanted to obviously incorporate the blue meth, but not in the traditional way that I saw others make. Last minute I decided to run out to go pick up little plastic ‘dime bags’ to fill and place on top of the cupcakes instead. My mother was a bit curious when I showed up at home with 100 little dime sacks but when I told her what the purpose was for she thought the idea was brilliant. Although a bit taboo, these cupcakes turned out as wonderful as I hoped, and I hope that you guys enjoy them too!

Blue (Raspberry) Meth Cupcakes

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • 2+1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 6 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1+3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1+1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature

Frosting:

Blue (Raspberry) Meth:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp raspberry flavoring extract
  • 1 drop blue food coloring

Special Supplies Needed:

  • Small, clear plastic baggies
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Aluminum foil
  • Blue food coloring
  • Pastry bags
  • 1M frosting tip

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Directions:

For Candy:

  1. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup over medium heat. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil and stop stirring. Wet a pastry brush and use it to brush down the sides of the saucepan with water. Insert candy thermometer.
  3. Cook the mixture until the temperature reaches 285 to 290 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the pan from the heat and remove the candy thermometer. Let the mixture stand until all of the bubbles have stopped forming at the top of the surface. Add your food coloring and stir.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet. Let the candy cool to room temperature.
  5. Once the candy has cooled, use the back of a spoon to break up the candy.
  6. Place pieces of the Blue ‘Meth’ in small clear plastic baggies.

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare cupcakes pans with liners.
  2. Pour milk, egg whites, and vanilla extract into medium bowl and mix with a fork until blended.
  3. Mix cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of electric mixer at slow speed. Add butter, cut into tablespoons, and continue to beat on low for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add half of milk mixture to flour mixture and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Add remaining half and beat for another minute.
  5. Pour batter evenly into prepared cupcake pans.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

For Icing:

  1. Follow Buttercream Recipe
  2. Frost cupcakes using a pastry bag equipped with a 1M frosting tip.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “Blue (Raspberry) Meth Cupcakes

    • I think you missed the point of this blog post. The point here was not to highlight or idolize drugs, but instead to pay tribute to my favorite television show and be playful with its main theme. Instead of seeing the creativity and beauty in this project that I worked incredibly hard on, you’re focusing on your own personal hatred to what you think I’m supporting. I’m sorry if I offended, that was never my intention. But I think these cupcakes are the furthest from ‘sad’, as you put it; I think they are pretty damn great, and I am very proud to show them off.

  1. what a breath of fresh air. Bitch and dime bag instead of all the fru fru crap in so many other blogs from those people with the perfect lives and families. BESIDES the fact that this is a BRILLIANT idea. Ill have you know you will be the first ever blogger i bookmark based on your sheer coolness.

    • Haha, Anne this makes me so happy to hear! Of course the ‘fru fru crap’ is nice once and a while it’s also great to see real themes going into my baking. I’m glad that you enjoyed the creativity of my post! Cheers 🙂

  2. great idea…people absolutely love Breaking Bad and the fact you used your own creativity to highlight something you and many others loved to watched. Sad that someone find negativity in the simplest and sweetest things. Positive always outweighs the negative.

  3. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my
    comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over
    again. Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  4. If food and drugs don’t belong together,why did our own government create the FDA? I love the concept! As for the I hater I can only say,try something new….you might like it.Don’t get too excited,I’m talking about the cup cakes WOW!! Now that’s food for thought [{}]

  5. These are fabulous!! I’m late in finding them but am in awe of the creativity. Well done. I will certainly be attempting them soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s