Let's make the PERFECT Father's Day Cupcakes!
** PISTACHIO CAKE RECIPE AT THE VERY END **
COLORING CAKE BATTER
Products Used Are Linked At The End: Lime Master Elite
Master Elite Food Colors perfect for these Father's Day Cupcakes, because we will be coloring the batter! Master Elites are INCREDIBLE for almost any sugar art medium, actually!
However - you need to first ACTIVATE the color! As you may have noticed, Master Elites are raw pigment food colors and the color you see in the jar is not ultimately the color you will get when using inside of your confection! They must be activated by moisture. The Master Elite will bloom instantly when in contact with moisture!
Since there is so much moisture inside of cake batter specifically, you can add your Master Elite Food Color at any time of the process! The color will bloom and develop as the cake batter is being mixed. For good measure though, go ahead and add the color when you're adding in your "wet" ingredients. Master Elite Lime (click here).
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Products Used Are Linked At The End: Black Master Elite (only black and white from the Master Elite Collection can color chocolate!)
Our Elite Colors (not Master Elites) are fat soluble and perfect for coloring chocolate! Since Elite Colors are activated colors, what you see is what you'll get. So you will need to add MORE Elite Colors to tint any ingredients, including chocolate.
We only recommend using Elites for coloring chocolate, since they are fat soluble! Master Elites are best for coloring LITERALLY everything else! The EXCEPTION is Master Elite Black and White, which ARE fat soluble! They are the only two colors in the ME Collection that are, however.
Elite Colors in general are more versatile than Master Elites, as you can also use them to dry dust, paint and even airbrush! Linking some important TUTORIALS for you below to understand how to use the Elite Collection!
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FULL PISTACHIO CAKE RECIPE
- 2 3/4 cup cake flour
- 1 cup + 3 tbs granulated sugar
- 1/4 + 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbs pistachio pudding mix
- 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 3 tbs vegetable oil
- 2 whole eggs
- 3 egg whites
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pistachios
Turn your mixer on the lowest level to combine your dry ingredients and then in a separate bowl you will combine 2 whole eggs with 3 egg whites plus 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Whisk these ingredients together and set them aside.
You will then return to your mixer and pour in 3/4 cup buttermilk, one and a half sticks of softened unsalted butter and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil. Be sure to cube your butter before adding it so that it distributes more evenly throughout your mixture. Turn your mixer on and slowly increase the speed as the dry ingredients begin to hydrate. You may need to turn your mixer off and lift the head to scrape off any unincorporated chunks of butter. After mixing for about 2-3 minutes, you will lower the mixer’s speed and pour in the egg mixture. You will maintain a lower speed to allow your mixture to begin to homogenize and then increase the speed to beat in some air for another 2-3 minutes and since we want the green color from the pudding to really pop, I am adding in a drop of lime master elite to the batter while it is mixing. After the batter appears smooth, remove your bowl from the mixer and fold in 3/4 cup chopped pistachios Then pour your batter into a piping bag to fill the cupcake pan. Make sure to fill each cupcake as even as possible with the others in order to ensure that they all bake evenly. Bake your cupcakes at 350^F for approximately 15-17 minutes
Enjoy and thank you for being TEAM SUGAR ART!