Pin Up Cupcakes, The Seven Year Itch

November 22, 2009 Ella
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Marilyn Monroe is my favorite pin-up of all time.  Yes, I know thats rarely a shock when it come to choosing the hottest-coolest-hollywood screen legend-actress-siren-icon… Ever.  I’ve seen just about every movie shes made with few exceptions.  Some Like it Hot is timeless; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes I adore; and How to Marry a Millionaire should not be missed.

I dressed up like her for halloween on two different occassions.  The first time I was mistaken for a drag queen in the West Village.  The second time was more successful, despite the fact that I achieved the goal of making my costume in under a day…White bedsheets aren’t only good for ghost costumes.

My Fridge got dressed up for the Marilyn Cupcakes...

So why not dress up your cupcakes??  I’ve been working on recipes of cupcakes inspired by some of the most timeless ladies of stage and screen.  Be sure to stay tuned for Vivienne Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, and Marlene Deitrich. The following recipe is inspired by Marilyn Monroe and one of the most famous scenes in cinema history.  Marilyn’s dress billowing above the subway grate in The Seven Year Itch.

My canisters got dressed up too.

This Recipe comes from Martha Stewart, also an icon in her own right.

Mini Pavlovas

4 large egg whites

1 tsp vanilla ext

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1 1/4 cups superfine sugar 

Beat egg whites, vanilla and tartar on low till soft peaks form. Add 1 cup superfine sugar, also known as castor sugar, 2 tbsp at a time.  Beat on medium until stiff peaks form.  Fold in the last 1/4 cup of sugar.

Peaks will stand pointed (not slump over) when you achieve stiff peaks.

Pipe batter into baking cups with a pastry bag.  (or just use a large ziplock with a hole cut in the corner. ) 

Bake for just about an hour at 200 degrees.  Meringues should be dry on the outside with a soft center.


8oz cream cheese

1 c Greek whole milk yogurt

2 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar.

Cream ingredients together.  This frosting is really a great compliment to the super sweet pavlovas.  Add a cupcake topper of your favorite starlit for the ultimate garnish.


Entry Filed under: Cupcakes

One Comment Add your own

  • 1. chrissy  |  November 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Those are the cutest cupcakes I’ve ever seen! I love them!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to comments via RSS Feed

Foodie Fun

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 544 other followers

Whats in the Oven

Birthdays Breads and Pastry Brunch ButterCream Cake Candy Cheesecake Chocolate Cookies Cupcakes Custards and Pudding Extracts and Spices Filling Fondant Frosting Fruits and Tarts Gumpaste Holiday Gifts Holidays How To Videos Pie Puppies Royal Icing Snacks Some like it Hot: Movie/ Book Reviews Specialty/ Weddings Spirits Tea Uncategorized Vegan

Follow Me



Deborah Dilbeck on BRUNCH: Crock Pot French Toast…
25 Easy Breakfast Ha… on Brunch: Crock Pot French …
Community Post: 40 C… on Brunch: Crock Pot French …
40 Creative Food Hac… on Brunch: Crock Pot French …
Bob on Brunch: Crock Pot French …


Blog Stats


The Cake Eccentric

Sugar, Frosting, and Fondant: an artistic exploration of Cake and other Sweets


%d bloggers like this: