Step 1) Purchase or make up a batch of chocolate cupcakes. Here's a recipe if you don't already have one you like to use >> Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe
Step 2) Let the cupcakes cool down completely on a wire rack before you attempt to add your orange buttercream topping. If you add the buttercream frosting when the cupcakes are still warm, it will start to melt and run off the cakes.
Step 3) While the cupcakes are cooling, make your orange buttercream frosting >> Orange Buttercream Recipe. If you want a strong orange color for the frosting, then you'll need to add in some orange food coloring.
Step 4) Either pipe the buttercream onto your cupcakes (video on icing swirls on cupcakes to the right) or just spread a very generous amount over the top with a blunt knife or spatula which is what I normally do.
Step 5) Using your fingertips, drop some chocolate shavings or chocolate sprinkles on to the orange buttercream icing. You can buy packs of chocolate sprinkles but I prefer to grate my own chocolate bars (normally Green & Blacks chocolate) to use as decoration on cakes.
Step 6) An orange cupcake wrapper will finish off your chocolate orange cupcakes to perfection. I hope you've enjoyed reading my wizzles page today, thanks for your visit. Mmmm, enjoy!