The Walking Dead
Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 2 C flour
  • 2/3 C cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 1/3 C water
For the Frosting
  • 1/2 C sweet cream
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
For the Royal Icing
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 +C powder sugar
  • Edible gold decorative spray
Instructions
For the Cupcakes
  1. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. -Line cupcake tins.
  3. -Mix with a stand mixer sour cream, water, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended.
  4. - Blend well baking soda, baking powder and sugar in a separate bowl.
  5. -Mix the baking soda, baking powder and sugar in with the sour cream, water, eggs, and vanilla.
  6. - Once well blended, add the flour and cocoa alternately a little at a time.
  7. - Blend all ingredients together completely.
  8. -Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
  9. -Scoop batter into lined cupcake tins until 3/4 filled.
  10. -Test with a toothpick to see if done.
  11. -Cool on rack for 10-15 minutes.
For the Frosting
  1. -Cream sweet cream with powdered sugar until the combination forms small pebbles.
  2. -Add cocoa powder to the sweet cream and powdered sugar combination.
  3. -If the combination is not creaming add in the heavy whipping cream.
  4. -If the frosting is too soft add more powdered sugar.
  5. -Check to see if the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  6. -If not add more powdered sugar and mix until it can make and hold a stiff peak.
  7. -Frost cupcakes using a pastry bag and a large tip.
For the Royal Icing
  1. -Combine all ingredients on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  2. -If the icing is not white add more powdered sugar until the icing becomes white.
To Make the Sheriffs Badge
  1. -Search Google for a cartoon image of a sheriffs badge.
  2. -Once located....Copy/paste to word.
  3. -Save to your folder.
  4. -Print the image. (The badge)
  5. -Tape the copy of the badge to a cookie sheet.
  6. -Cut/tear the wax paper to fit cover the page with the sheriffs badge.
  7. -Tape a sheet of wax paper over the printed copy of the badge.
  8. -Fill a pastry bag with icing and use a #2 pastry tip.
  9. -Using the royal icing trace the outline of the badge.
  10. -Fill in the image (badge) with the more royal icing.
  11. -Spray badge with edible gold decorative spray.
  12. -Allow the badge to dry for 5-10 hours.
  13. -Make sure the image is dry gently push in on one of them.
  14. -If they allow you to push in they are not dry.
  15. -Once the badge is dry, cut the wax paper with the royal icing badges into squares surrounding the badge.
  16. -Gently peel the wax paper from the back of the image.
  17. -Make a small cut in the centre of frosting on the frosted cupcake.
  18. -Place the sheriffs badge in that small cut.