May 22nd, 2012

Better Late Than Never Pi”e” Day Cupcakes

Just for a moment pretend with me that is March 14. Okay… maybe we don’t want to go all the way back to March. As promised in my last post, I figured I should post the cupcakes I made for Pi Day. At that time our web server was on the fritz. It was impossible to get anything posted. We ended up having to switch servers. Anyway, I didn’t take many pictures of these ones, but I had to post the few I did take because I think they were pretty cute.

Pi-e-DayCupcakes13-Mar-2012 20:55, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80, 4.0, 50.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 320

Another shout-out has to go to my friend Aaron B who bought me the book that I got this idea from. You can find this cupcake and other cute ones in the book What’s New,  Cupcake? I’ve only tried a few of the cupcakes from this book. You can see the apple cupcakes here. That was my first attempt. As will be the case with many of my posts before we switched servers, you may see some funky type. Not sure what happened there. Anyway, when I was thinking about what I might want to make for Pi Day I remembered seeing these “Bake Sale Cupcakes” that looked like little pies. Since I was teaching a secondary methods course I decided to bring these to class. We didn’t have class on Pi Day so I brought them in the day before.

I used my cream cheese icing rather than store-bought like the recipe asks for. To get that pie crust look I mixed in (like the recipe says) some yellow food coloring and a little bit of cocoa. What a great idea! I decided to use cherry Jelly Belly jelly beans for the pie filling since that is what I could find easily in bulk.

It wouldn’t be Pi Day without the digits of Pi inserted into each cupcake with a little Happy Pi Day from the PhDcupcaker.

Pi-e-DayCupcakes-213-Mar-2012 20:56, NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80, 4.0, 50.0mm, 0.02 sec, ISO 320

Happy Belated Pi Day!

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