Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Multicolored Frosting


One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes (see 4/26/2011)
Basic Buttercream (see 4/28/2011)
Gel-paste food coloring

Line mini-muffin tins with mini paper liners. Divide chocolate cupcake batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake cupcakes until testers inserted into centers come out clean, about 10 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks.

Reserve 1 cup frosting in a bowl. Divide remaining frosting among several bowls. (If making 1 color, place remaining frosting in a large bowl.) Dab a rubber spatula against a tiny drop of gel-paste coloring, and mix into a bowl of frosting. Add more, drop by drop, to reach desired color. Repeat with remaining frosting. If frosting is too dark, mix in some reserved white frosting. Frost cupcakes with tinted buttercream.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009

Makes 66 mini cupcakes

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