Triple Chocolate Glaze Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes are a crowd pleaser. Triple chocolate glaze cupcakes are also a crowd pleaser, but more importantly will get hoarded by any chocolate fanatic. I know this from experience.

I actually made these cupcakes a while ago, but just recently dug up the pictures of them. It all started with another fundraiser bake sale for EPCOR’s annual United Way campaign back in early October 2015. I was intent on participating, but didn’t have much time despite the fame and attention my 2014 “Put a CAP on Poverty” cupcakes conjured. I whipped up some chocolate cupcakes and then dipped them in a bittersweet chocolate glaze with leftover ingredients from my Queen of Sheba Chocolate Torte. Similar to the Queen of Sheba, they are crumb coated in ganache first, dipped in the glaze, and drizzled with white chocolate to create a smooth coating with contrast. Quick, easy, and of course beautiful. Ta da!

Triple chocolate glaze cupcakes
Triple chocolate glaze cupcakes
Chocolate swirls
Chocolate swirls

I donated a dozen of these to the bake sale. Soon after, they had all disappeared. Reportedly, one person bought all twelve of them soon after the bake sale opened to the public. So there you go with the chocolate fanatic hoarding tendency. I hope that person enjoyed them, whoever they are.

Put a CAP on Poverty Cupcakes

These are some cupcakes I donated for a fundraiser bake sale at work towards the United Way. They are inspired by the campaign theme “Put a CAP on Poverty” (a graduation cap that is), which focuses on supporting education for those in need. The campaign mascot is a sock monkey, featured as the centre piece of the cupcake collection.

No sooner had I brought these in, our campaign floor representative took a picture and sent it in a mass email reminding everyone to purchase items at the bake sale. Then I got a bunch of emails and people telling me how much they like these. 🙂

A bunch of them together
A bunch of them together
The sock monkey cupcake
The sock monkey cupcake

The cupcakes are chocolate chip flavour, with hand painted fondant for the paper topping and pencils. A fondant and gumpaste mix is used for the sock monkey topper.

A limits cupcake. Interestingly the ones that were nerdy seemed even more popular!
A limits cupcake. Interestingly the ones that were nerdy seemed even more popular!

A photo of these cupcakes were also featured on EPCOR’s Twitter feed, and EPCOR’s internal website:

The United Way is an organization that aims to create pathways out of poverty in the Alberta Capital Region.