A uniquely delicious turnip and onion cupcake recipe decorated to look like Pachimari from Blizzard's game Overwatch!
Makes about a dozen cupcakes
Things you'll need
2 small turnips
½ cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
½ medium onion
1 stick + 2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 ½ cups cake flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Green buttercream stiffened with powdered sugar
White buttercream frosting
White candy melts
Black, dark pink and light pink royal icing
Cookie sheet lined with parchment
Large sauté pan
Mini cupcake pans
Decorating bags fitted with #1, #12, & #1A tips
Small offset spatula
Let's get started!
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Peel and cut turnips into small chunks and then toss with 2 tablespoon of oil. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until soft.
Thinly slice the onions and then sauté them with 2 tablespoons of butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Cook for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and soft.
Puree onions and turnips in a food processor with the remaining oil and honey until smooth.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt.
In a large bowl, beat the remaining butter and sugar until fluffy and smooth.
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each egg and scraping down the sides.
Pour in honey and the vegetable puree and beat until smooth.
Add the flour mixture and stir in by hand until well combined.
Place batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350ºF for 20-22 minutes.
Time to decorate!
Tape a piece of wax paper onto a cutting board. Pipe a dollop of white candy melt onto the paper and then tap the cutting board on a counter to smooth out the melt until it is circular. Repeat for desired amount of Pachimari faces.
Use a #1 tip to pipe two dots (for eyes) in black black royal icing onto each white circle (PICTURE at 6:14).
Pipe a black outline of each Pachimari mouth and then fill it in with dark pink royal icing using a #1 tip. Use light pink royal icing and a #1 tip to pipe two cheeks onto each face.
Use a #12 tip to pipe green buttercream frosting onto each cupcake and then pipe 4 tentacles around the edges (PICTURE at 7:33).
Pipe a turnip shaped dollop with white frosting and a #1A tip onto the top of each cupcake and then place a face on each one.
TaDa! Adorable Mini Overwatch Pachimari Cupcakes to share with your gaming friends!
Pachimari Cupcakes from Blizzard's 'Overwatch' game.