Birthday cupcakes are typically topped with candles which are great for wish making, but wax doesn’t add the best flavor to a cupcake. How about topping birthday cupcakes (in this case, better than sex chocolate cupcakes) with homemade chocolate numbers? These birthday cupcake numbers were crazy easy to make, and very well received.
I made the chocolate birthday cupcake numbers using a silicone ice cube tray. More specifically, I used a Sillycone number ice cube tray that I received through Blake Makes. My only small complaint about using this tray for chocolate numbers is that the numbers aren’t reversed – i.e. the bottom side of the number should be the side that looks like the number, since that is the prettier side.
To make chocolate numbers:
- Spray the inside of the numbers you will use with butter or oil spray to help keep the chocolate from sticking.
- Melt the chocolate (the easiest way is to chop and microwave it in a small glass bowl, 20 seconds at a time) and pour it in.
- Allow it to cool.
- Place the tray in the freezer. If the numbers are frozen, it will help ensure that they don’t break when you remove them.
- After the numbers freeze, pop them out and use them on the cupcakes!
If you can’t bake someone birthday cupcakes, there’s always a cupcake birthday card. My friend Bethany (from the awesome ice cream blog Scoopalicious) surprised me by sending me a four pack of cards. I have no idea why her cards don’t feature ice cream cones, but I’m OK with that.