Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cupcake Rosary


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I started baking very early this morning. Wednesday is our busy afternoon, and with homeschool P.E., Peach's gymnastics, and picking up high school boy, I'm gone from about noon to 4 p.m. But, I've wanted to make a cupcake rosary for so very long, and for whatever reason never had. Today, I was determined to do it. So, at 7:30 a.m., I was making cupcake batter.

It was worth it, though, because the kids think this is pretty cool -- a rosary made from cupcakes. I doubled this mini cupcake recipe and baked them for 9 minutes each. I only filled each mini-cupcake paper half full, because any fuller than that they touched the pan and made for messy removal. And I didn't use the whole batch -- just enough for 60 cupcakes -- 59 prayers and one for the center (with a few extra for safety). I used this frosting (one and half times). Peach helped me sprinkle, using a different color for each decade.

A little tip for filling those tiny mini cupcake papers -- place half of the batter in a zip-top bag, squeeze out the air and zip. Snip a bottom corner about 1/4 inch and use it to squeeze batter into papers. When bag is almost empty, fill with remaining batter.

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7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Barbara, that is absolutely beautiful. I'm sure your kids were so happy!

Renee said...

Barbara, your yummy rosary turned out GREAT! Just think, now you get to eat them all with your afternoon tea. snicker... Way to go, you did great! :)

Jamie said...

Beautiful!! All this stuff we do for our kids...they have to remember when they get older, right?

Aimee said...

I LOVE this!! I am going to use this idea for my Rosary group - thanks, Barbara! :)

Margaret in Minnesota said...

This is lovely, Barbara.

noreen said...

Barbara, I just this today... 3 years later. I found it at Catholic Icing. So yummy!

noreen said...

I meant to say that I just found this today... 3 years later :)