jonas soda blue velvet cupcake


This month's Iron Cupcake challenge was soda pop... meaning that soda, pop, whatever you call it, is the inspiration as well as the challenge ingredient for the cupcake entries.  I pretty much decided right away that Jones Soda, the type Veto and I served up at our wedding, would be the inspiration beverage for my entry.

Does anybody notice anything particularly Jonas about that photo?  Turns out, I've got another secret weapon in my arsenal... a groovy reader who retouched my Jones.  Check it out!  Heather rocks.

I saw Paula Dean on RR today, making red velvet whoopie pies, and I got to thinking... why does red velvet have to be red?  Other than making it red to enhance or disguise the mild cocoa colour, what about a vanilly blue velvet?  It could happen, you know. 

So off to my test kitchen I went, spatulas in hand.  I dug out a nice vanilla cupcake recipe and proceeded to alter it... holding my breath... the deadline for submissions is tomorrow, after all.  This is what I came up with.  It really is what one might imagine "blue velvet" to taste like.  And, if you can imagine Veto singing Bobby Vinton's "Blue Velvet" to me, then you've got the picture, exactly.  Which is why I didn't tell him they were blue velvet cupcakes.

If you would like to see the entries of the Iron Cupcake challenge, check out the flickr group.  You can vote for my Jones Soda Blue Velvet Bubblegum Cupcake no later than Wednesday, April 29th at NO ONE PUTS CUPCAKE IN A CORNER.  But really, from what I've seen so far, I'm not anywhere near a win, place or show.  There are some fantastic cupcakes there.  For me, it's not about the cupcake glory, its about the challenge.

1 and 1/2 cups cake flour
1 and 1/4 cups all purpose white flour
1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup Jones Soda (blue bubblegum flavour), flat
1 teaspoon white vanilla
generous drops of blue food colour

white vanilla buttercream frosting
blue bubblegum bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.

In a small bowl, on medium speed of mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth.  Add the vanilla, and then the eggs, one at a time - beating well after each addition.  Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the flattened soda.  With each addition, beat until all ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.  Add some blue food colour as you see fit.  I used about ten drops as the soda left the batter quite pale.

Carefully scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them equally.  Bake for 20 minutes.  

Pipe vanilla buttercream frosting on fully cooled cupcakes and garnish with chopped bubblegum pieces and sprinkles.

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You can still enter the draw for our spectacular Jonas Brothers ticket giveaway on this post, provided you read and accept the rules in the post below!

44 comments:

3continentfamily said...

You are so cool! I love that blue. Really cute and tasty I bet, too. Good luck!

SandraD said...

The Blue velvet cupcakes look and sound delicious. My next stop is the website so I can cast my vote for your little blue lovelies. Please enter my name into the JoBros draw. I haven't told my daughter about the contest. She thinks we missed out on getting tickets and I don't want to get her hopes up. Nevertheless, I continue to have my fingers crossed. This weekend I am going to make a batch of the cupcakes. The blue bubblegum is my daughter's favorite Jones soda.
sdickie@nicholsenvironmental.com

SandraD said...

Me again. When I tried to vote for your entry, I discovered that the voting for the cupcakes will begin no later than Wednesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. at NO ONE PUTS CUPCAKE IN A CORNER, http://www.ironcupcakemilwaukee.comand will be open through Monday, May 4 at 12 noon.

Just say Julie said...

This looks so good, the young un would love these! I swear I thought your post was titled Jonas Soda at first :)

The Fancy Yanceys! said...

That looks like an incredible cupcake! Too cute! mrsterynyancey@hotmail.com

J.G. said...

The blue velvet looks almost too good to be true! I might even have to bake them. Meanwhile, thanks to you and the links you posted, I now have a whole new appreciation for cupcake porn.

Dana said...

Those are really cool:) We love Jones Soda. The kids especially like the ones at Thanksgiving. I think the favorite of that batch was the turkey one LOL! I watched Paula on Rachael today to! She's the cutest lady!

Thanks for sharing this great cupcake with us :)


Dana
d09@goldingers.com

Lórien said...

Cute! Very creative. Wondering if you could give some insight on tips your recommend for decorating cupcakes. I love the smooth piping in your cupcake tutorial but have no clue what size it is. Only if you have a sec - thank you!

jkddz said...

I will be making the kids favorite flavors this weekend since it feels like winter out there again! zachariask@spsd.sk.ca

Trace Geworsky said...

im all for the blue cupcakes!!! How fab!!
Trace Geworsky
Scrapper_t@mts.net

Saucy said...

I thought of using PhotoShop on that photo and making the soda say JONAS, but man, I ran out of time and my PS skills aren't up to it!

Saucy said...

However, just to tempt our Jonas peeps and tweeps, we're planning some specially-themed cupcakes! Hmmmmm.... stay tuned!

Suzy said...

Great job on your first ICE entree. Looks lovely!!!

Grace said...

Good Luck! Woweee You totally amaze me..these are so cool.

Cassie said...

Those look amazing! I always love your creations.

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE the idea of blue velvet cupcakes! They're so CUTE!

MJ said...
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The Blonde Duck said...

And shoot me an e-mail through my Web site so I can e-mail you questions to be the featured creative woman!

zigszoo said...

Those cupcakes look Yummy! Happy blogiversary!

Fifi Flowers said...

What a PRETTY shade of blue... yummy too I"m sure!
ENJOY your weekend!
Fifi

Junie Moon said...

What an awesome submission for the cupcake challenge. Great job and I appreciate your sharing the recipe. In thinking about Red Velvet Cake, wouldn't it be fun to do a Blue Velvet Cake (or cupcakes)?

Junie Moon said...

P.S. I meant with an Elvis theme.

TidyMom said...

Ok those look totally AWESOME!!

Hey, check my blog - I just posted about your Jo Bros giveaway and posted some pictures from when we went to their concert last summer!!

TTFN
~TidyMom

Oliver Rain said...

Iron Cupcake! This contest is tailor made for you. I will be popping over there to vote. The Jonas soda is very clever,.

alittlebitofscrap said...

Blue velvet sounds yummy.. and looks like it was fun to create! You should totally be on some cupcake Food Network challenge!

Tricia said...

wow, gee...all day at work people kept asking what I was doing this weekend....If only I had known to tell them..Blue velvet cupcakes...! Thanks for the delicious sounding cupcake idea, I will book my dentist appointment for monday!
fandyksman@sasktel.net

Tamara Jansen said...

no time for baking cupcakes out here in BC but....I guess that's what you do, bake cupcakes indoors, when you have cold, nasty weather in APRIL?!

I'm glad I'm living out west :)

Amy said...

They look yummy! And my DD who is a blue girl would LOVE them. I wish I had Jones' soda somewhere close to me. On our recent trip across desert we found Jolly Rancher soda which was yummy but again, nowhere near me. :(

JamieLeiJonas said...

That looks really good.
i think im going to try it out. and jonas soda...love that. :)
~Jamie
jb07vfc08th@aol.com

Ivy said...

thats awsome! im deffinantly going to try thoose! <33


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Duane said...

ahah
you changed it?
lol
classic
;D

Duane
BubblePopDuane@aol.com

Caitlin! said...

Whoa! thats so awesome...someone should of made a cupcake with the JoBros face on them..now that would of been tasty!!

crazyredhead410@aol.com

Mariie-Piier said...

I really thought that JONAS brand existed I was like :: How could I have not notice it before xD But then it's not real so...I'm relieved xD Anyway...JONES still doesn't exist in Quebec :(
And once again...cupcake looks so good! I'm really getting hungry now!

Ginny said...

I saw that Rachel Ray, blue would be very cool!

Maddie said...

haha wow those cupcakes seriously looked delicious. haha i wish i coulda been there eating them lol. hahah i sound like such a fatty :P


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Maddie said...

oh and i loved the "jonas" soda :)


maddie5218@verizon.net

Kate said...

Jones Soda. In a cupcake. My life is complete! LOVE IT! kkad3@sasktel.net

Christine said...

Love the photoshop! LOL! Jones Bubblegum Soda is my favorite! I'm definitely going to try and make these sometime soon and hopefully it won't turn out to be too big of a disaster.

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com

CaseyDehart said...

i lovee that idea. its so creative!
the soda bottle is awesome[:

pinkxhearts3@yahoo.com

xo

cgarcia0x said...

those cupcakes look so goood! i want to open upp my own shop in edmonton one day! and i love the jonas drink! how creative!

cgarcia0x@hotmail.com

victoria said...

just wanted to let you know your cupcakes are super cute and i love your blog name!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

How lovely! I'm looking aroud for cupcakes to feature in a round-up that I'm doing in a couple of weeks. If it's okay, I'd love to feature these!

mblaise3 said...

Those blue velvet cupcakes sound and look amazing! The blue is very attracting to the eye. I hope you'll enter my name in the jonas brothers contest. i would love to go to with ny mom! for a mother daughter experince!
mblaise3@yahoo.com

MJ said...

The only way you could have upped the ante on this post was by piping in Veto singing "Blue Velvet" as I read it! Hee hee!