You are quite the special kind of person for knowingly clicking on something called Roadkill Cupcakes….Im glad you did though!!
I have already explained my shame for posting things far too late, and even though I made this item for New Years Eve, I can at least be comforted knowing that this recipe is not Holiday-Sensitive! You can enjoy roadkill ANYTIME of the year folks! Okay i’ll explain..
New Years Eve is my sister-in-laws birthday so each year they throw a huge birthday/new years party with a strict theme. This year it was “Turnin’ 30 in the Dirty South” and I took this as a challenge to make a creative birthday treat. To stick with the theme I figured roadkill was clearly the way to go. No offense to anyone in the ‘Dirty South’..Im from Chicago…anything south of the city is now hillbilly land to me, i’m sorry!
To create hillbilly cupcakes all you will need is:
- Mini Chocolate Cupcakes
- White Frosting
- Pinkish Frosting
- Black Frosting
- Mississippi Bacon
To make Mississippi Bacon all you do is spread out brown sugar on a baking sheet, line up bacon across brown sugar and sprinkle more brown sugar. Bake at 350 until bacon starts to look ”candied”. Brown sugar should turn syrupy and be bubbly, keep watching because it can burn on you really fast! Pull out of the oven and let cool to the point where you can touch them and lay them out on parchment to cool completely. If you let it cool completely, then goodluck getting it off the cookie sheet! You will now have a nice sheet of candied bacon! Which…there’s nothing wrong with that either…
Closest thing I could find to a ‘Hillbilly’ cupcake liner
After the bacon cooled, I drew lines down the bacon with black buttercream frosting to resemble tire tracks. I then cut them into little squares as a garnish. I frosted each cupcake with white icing and drizzled pink for ”guts” and then topped with the candied bacon. Taadaa! Roadkill Cupcakes!
Now…for your entertainment…Chicago Hillbillies…
Well that’s it folks…Y’all come back now..ya hear?