STAR TREK CUPCAKES – NERDY NUMMIES

Hey guys it’s Ro, welcome to another Nerdy Nummies! I got many requests from you guys to do something Star Trek themed, I am super excited for the new movie and I am a huge Star Trek fan! Today we are gonna be making 3 different recipes from scratch to represent the different Star Trek uniforms The blue, the yellow and the red! Let’s get started! The first recipe that we’re gonna be making is a vanilla cupcake and we’re gonna be decorating it for the yellow uniform, the command uniform! The things you will need, will be: 1 cup of all purpose flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 a cup of milk, 2 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/2 a stick of butter

And then you will also need a cupcake corer, this is like an apple corer you guys, if you’ve ever cored an apple I’ve got 3 cupcake trays and a bunch of black cupcake liners Now let’s put it all together! The first thing that we’re gonna do is whisk together our dry ingredients in this bowl until it’s well combined! We’re gonna add our flour, baking powder, and salt And whisk together! I just placed my dry ingredients off to the side and now I’m gonna cream together my butter, and sugar, I’m gonna use a hand mixer, mix it together until it’s light and fluffy We’re gonna add our eggs first, 1 at a time, you’re gonna add the egg, mix it up, scrape the bowl down with your spatula

And then add your second egg, mix it up, and scrape down with the spatula Then add both extracts, we got our vanilla, and almond and mix it up 1 more time until well combined Now we are gonna mix in our dry ingredients and our milk I’m gonna start with dry ingredients, and it’s gonna go 3 parts dry, 2 parts milk Dry, milk, dry, milk, dry! And mixing up in between! Our vanilla cupcake batter is ready this recipe makes 12 cupcakes, so you’re gonna need all of it

Over here I’ve got our cupcake tray and I’ve lined them with our little cupcake liners, and now we’re gonna fill each one of them about 2/3 full I’m using a little ice cream scoop just to make it a little easier Ah, but I’m still messy On the Enterprise I’m used to my food replicator You’re gonna heat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 18-20 minutes

The second recipe that we’re gonna be making is a chocolate cupcake for our red uniform The things you will need, will be: 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 a cup of cocoa powder, 1/2 a cup of milk, 1/2 a cup of water, 1/4 cup of oil, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt The first thing that you’re gonna do to make this recipe is the same before, we’re gonna whisk together our dry ingredients into a bowl and mix ‘em up until they’re well combined Ohh-ho-ho-ho yeah! That’s chocolate cupcake! And now I’m gonna mix together my wet ingredients Gonna add my egg first… Not the shell, we don’t want that! Then we’re gonna add your oil, water and milk, and whisk together one more time

Done whisking that and now we’re gonna combine our wet ingredients into our dry We can pour it in all at once, then mix together until well combined! You guys know the drill! Just get it going! Same as before, our chocolate batter is ready, and this batter makes exactly 12 cupcakes, we’ve got our cupcake tray over here We’re taking an ice cream scoop just to make it easier, but you’re gonna fill it 2/3 full Had just enough batter once again to make 12 delicious chocolate cupcakes, we’re gonna heat the oven to 350 and bake for 18-20 minutes! The final cupcake recipe that we’re gonna make is a blueberry cupcake, to be decorated like the Star Trek blue uniforms The things you will need, will be: 1-1/4 cup of all purpose flour, 3 eggs, we’re gonna be using 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk, 10 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 a cup of melted butter, 1/4 cup of sour cream, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, a pinch of salt, and 3 drops of royal blue gel color

Then to make our blueberry compote, which is an ingredient in our cake, 2 cups of frozen blueberries, 1/2 a cup of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt The first thing that we’re gonna do is take our blueberries, sugar, cinnamon and salt over to the stove Mix your blueberries, sugar, cinnamon and salt into a small sauce pot Turn the heat to medium and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently Then, turn off the heat and set aside to cool

Our compote is cooling off to the side, next we are gonna combine our eggs and sugar and mix them together We are gonna be combining 2 full eggs and 1 yolk Now add the sugar, and whisk together Oooh, looks good, time to add our dry ingredients We’re gonna add our flour, baking powder, and salt

Whisk again until well combined I’m gonna switch to a little rubber spatula and we’re gonna fold in the rest of our remaining ingredients We’ve got our blueberry compote, be very careful this stains I know from experience… Sour cream, and melted butter! Go down the middle, under and around

Down the middle, under and around You guys, this smells so good! To give it a pop of color I’m gonna add a few drops of blue food coloring, this is totally optional, you don’t need to do this, I just want it to pop! Pop! Blueberry batter is ready, we’ve got our cupcake tray, lined with our little cupcake liners again, and we’re gonna scoop ‘em with another ice cream scoop, 2/3 full Our blueberry cupcakes are ready to bake, same as before, you’re gonna heat your oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 18-20 minutes While our cupcakes are baking and cooling, we are gonna make the cupcake fillings, I’ve laid out the 3 different fillings that we’re gonna use today For our vanilla cupcakes we’re gonna be using lemon curd, which I’ve got right here

Then for our chocolate cupcakes we’re gonna be making strawberry ganache, we have some strawberry jam, 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of cream Then for our blueberry cupcakes we’re gonna be making vanilla pudding We’ve got 3 cups of milk, and 1 box of pudding Since our lemon curd is good to go, we’re gonna start by making our strawberry ganache To make our ganache, the first thing that we’re gonna do is pour cream into the sauce pot, and turn the heat to medium

Heat to a scald, you’ll know that it’s scalding when little bubbles start to form all around the edge of the pot Once scalding, turn off your heat and pour over your chocolate chips, let the mixture sit for 3-5 minutes and then stir together until smooth, lastly, set it in the fridge to chill We made our ganache, we let it chill in the fridge and now we are gonna add our jam It’s gonna be a 2 to 1 ratio, we have 1 cup of ganache, so we’re gonna need 1/2 a cup of jam I’ve got a spatula and I’m just gonna mix it together until it’s well combined

For our vanilla pudding filling, it is very easy, we are just gonna combine our pudding mix with our milk into a bowl Whisk together until it’s smooth and lump-free Then we’re gonna set it into the fridge to firm and set Takes about, mmmm, 10 minutes Once your cupcakes have baked and had plenty of time to cool, now we are going to core them

You’re gonna take a cupcake, and a little corer, and we’re gonna press it down about 80% of the way So just press it down, and twist! And then pull it out If it won’t come out easily then I’ve got a little poker, and pop it out! Then we’re gonna do this to the rest of our cupcakes! Cupcakes are cored! Now we’re gonna fill ‘em! I’m gonna start with vanilla, I have bagged the lemon curd into a plastic baggie with a #12 tip We’re gonna fill it right to the top but don’t over-fill! Next we are gonna fill our chocolate cupcakes with our strawberry ganache, again I’ve put it into a plastic baggie with a number 12 tip Last but not least, we’re gonna fill our blueberry cupcake

We’ve got our vanilla pudding filling in a plastic baggie, with again, a #12 tip To top and decorate we have some fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, and then buttercream frosting, which I’ve put into plastic baggies, and dyed yellow, red and blue The first thing that we’re gonna do is add some toppings I’m gonna start with our vanilla, and I’m just gonna put a dab of frosting right here, so that our raspberries will stick Now I’m gonna add 3 raspberries, stick them together in the center

Got my buttercream frosting and now I am gonna frost them all the way around I want them to look like they’re 3 layers So I’m gonna go 1, 2, 3… Boop! Next our chocolate cupcakes, I’m gonna bring them over here And take our fresh strawberries, just place them right on here With our red buttercream frosting we are going to again frost 3 layers around the strawberry

All that’s left now are our blueberry cupcakes I’m gonna take a dab of buttercream frosting, put it right at the top, bloop! And, stick on 3-4 blueberries, and frost it just like our other cupcakes Our Star Trek cupcakes are assembled and they’re custom, and they’re frosted, and they are awesome! They look like the different uniform colors But I wanted to make them a little extra special, they were missing this insignia! So we’re gonna roll out a little bit of fondant and make little insignias, and place them on the front of our cupcakes I’ve got a little marshmallow fondant that I’ve dyed gray and yellow, you just need a little bit, you don’t need a lot

Roll it flat I’ve got a little leaf shaped cookie cutter, it’s very small So I’m gonna cut out a bunch of these Now using the same cookie cutter, we’re gonna use the top of it, and we’re gonna cut out a little nook from the bottom And we’re gonna off-center it, just a little bit, because that’s what the Star Trek insignia looks like! For a little extra fun, I’m gonna be adding silver disco-dust to the top of these

Take a little baking brush, I’m just lightly coating it with a little bit of shimmer This kind of gives it the metallic look that it has on the show For the base of our insignia, I’m just gonna pinch off little yellow pieces, and roll little balls Then I’m just gonna press it flat with my thumb, put a little gold disco-dust on top, and then stick them together Ding! Final step, we are going to place our insignias onto our cupcakes

The insignias are over here on the left side of the uniform Doo-doo, Ro to the bridge! These cupcakes are almost done! Here we go, just stick him right there! Ta-da! Here are the Star Trek themed cupcakes that we made today! We decorated them to look like the different uniform colors, and each color has a custom recipe with fresh fruit, yum-yum-yum-yum-yum! A big thank you to you guys for suggesting something Star Trek! I absolutely love Star Trek, I’m so excited for the movie And, I’ll be taking lots of pictures of these cupcakes and posting them on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram And if you guys make any Star Trek treats, or these treats, please take a picture and send it to me, I love seeing your baking creations I just get a big kick out of it, it makes my day! And if you have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen! Thanks so much you guys, bye-bye! And live long and prosper!

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