Friday, May 30, 2008

quite accidently...

I found the way to replicate one of my favorite treats from Wrights Dairy in Rhode Island. It came as I was making these cupcakes yesterday! I am so excited to have "cracked the code". I now know how to make the infamous radio bars!!
Okay, it was selfish of me not to share. Please send special praise to my BFF, shelah, and the mastny family vault of recipes! you could make them in radio bar shape I just made them as mini and reg size cupcakes!
Mastny Wedding Cake
2 white cake mixes with pudding
2 1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. melted butter
4 eggs
2 T grated lemon rind
1 T vanilla
1 t almond extract

mix first four ingredients for 3-4 minutes on high speed, stir in rind and extracts at the end.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 min for round layers.

Coconut milk icing:
3/4 c. butter
1 1/2 lbs powdered sugar
1/8 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 t. almond
1/3 c. coconut milk

Cream butter, slowly add powdered sugar, thin with coconut milk and extracts.
1 can of Dark chocolate fudge (store bought) frosting.
Place in bowl and microwave 20 seconds- until melted but still thick. Coat cupcake with a very generous layer of coconut frosting. Chill for a few minutes (I threw mine in the freezer for 2-3 min a couple at a time as I worked). Remove. Dip in the melted fudge frosting- up to cupcake paper edge. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Let sit until the frosting is set! MMMMM!!
1. kismet
2. a business trip that ends early
3. rethinking play


Shelah said...

ok, it's only fair to post this if you share the recipe, darling. And pay homage to the one who supplied you with half of it ;)

smart mama said...

okay okay i'll post- i wasn't sure if your contribution was a proprietary family recipe! All hail shelah and the mastny family recipe trove for providing the most critical of element-- radio bar recipe coming soon!

Chel said...

they look fabulous!

LL said...

very exciting, can't wait to hear!

bluestocking mama said...

oh, oh, i want to make these this afternoon! plz share!

Christy said...

I was secretly able to sample one ladies... and they do taste even better then they look!
(well maybe 2)

Emily said...

Ooooh oooh, can't wait to try these! Thanks for the tutorial.

Suzie Soda said...

I can't wait to try. They look fabulouso.

Andie said...

I've had cupcakes on the brain now for quite some time. It's taking a lot of self restraint not to pack ourselves all up into the car and drive to Wright's RIGHT now. Thanks for the tips.

Amber said...

Anything with coconut milk is worth making. Over and over again. Those look amazing!