Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire

Cupcakes On Fire

On Saturday I went to a Hunger Games Themed Party that was part of the Tables Of Content 2014 fundraiser for my town’s library. (Read all about this fundraiser here.) The hosts served up appetizers that reflected the characteristics of each of the 12 districts. There were Capitol inspired cocktails and a dizzying array of savory dishes.
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party
Hunger Games Party

Then there were the desserts, which I made. Two kinds of fire inspired cupcakes, white rose decorated chocolate covered cheesecake bites and mini goat cheese apple tarts.
Hunger Games Party

Today I’m sharing the Mockingjay decorated Cupcakes on Fire. Swirled cake is topped with buttercream flames encased in an Oreo hearth.

Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire
Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire

Ingredients:

1 box white cake mix
Red, orange and yellow gel food coloring
Buttercream Icing (recipe follows)
20 Oreo cookies, lightly crushed
Mockingjay Cupcake Toppers (I got mine on Etsy. You can learn how to make them here.)

Directions:

1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions and divide into 3 bowls.

2. Color the batter in each bowl with the different food colorings.

3. Drop 2 Tbs of each color into lined cupcake tins.

4. Bake cupcakes as directed. Let cool.
Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire

5. Divide the icing evenly into 3 bowls and dye one orange, one red, and one yellow.

6. Load a pastry bag with an open-star tip. Use a rubber spatula to add red icing far down the pastry bag, and spread the icing along that side of the bag. Use clean spatulas to load the orange icing in the other two thirds of the bag.

7. To create the flames, apply even pressure as you move the pastry bag from the cupcake up about half an inch, then release. Cover the top of each cupcake with flames.

8. Press Oreo pieces along the edges of each cupcake sticking them to the icing flames.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Recipe from Erica’s Sweet Tooth

Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:

6 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 lb butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 to 4 Tbs whipping or heavy cream

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter on low speed. Mix until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute longer. Add more cream, as needed, to obtain desired consistency.

Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire
Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire
Hunger Games Cupcakes On Fire
Cupcakes On Fire

‘Safe And Sound’ is one of my favorite songs from The Hunger Games’ soundtrack. I really like this remix.

Check out Rich Lee on YouTube and Bandcamp.

Cheers!

About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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