all hail the king of rock and roll that is! for years i have wanted to have an elvis birthday bash, i mean what is a better way to have fun on a january night?! now i have not always been an elvis fan. my conversion to elvis-ism happened on a family vacation to graceland. dad declared we were doing the platinum tour because we were never coming back again, little did he realize he was turning mom and i into down right die-hard elvis fans. we went to mecca and came back crazied!
for the birthday party the king’s favorite sandwich was on the menu a pb&b (peanut butter and banana) but knowing everyone has their own way of making a classic sandwich i took orders of how everyone wanted their sandwiches.
order #1 ingrid —- open-faced on toast with peanut butter, banana and grape jelly
order #2 mom — a traditionalist her sandwich consisted of peanut butter and banana on oatmeal wheat bread
order #3 me — peanut butter and banana with blackberry jam grilled to perfection
along with sandwiches i made some elvis mac & cheese, although it would probably not be up to elvis’ standard’s because it was vegan mac & cheese but it was still yummy. but the best part of the meal was a creation of mine……blue suede cupcakes, not only yummy but also entertaining as they turned your mouth blue. its my take on a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting but instead of chocolate and red my cupcakes were white chocolate cupcakes and blue for elvis’ favorite shoes of course!
i do believe even the king himself would find this meal worthy of graceland!
RECIPE: BLUE SUEDE CUPCAKES
makes a baker’s dozen (15)
1 box white cake mix
1 pkg white chocolate instant pudding mix
1 oz blue food coloring
1 TBSP butter – softened
80z cream cheese – softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cool whip – thawed out
* make cake mix according to package directions. add in box of instant pudding mix, beat well. gradually add in blue food coloring. bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. cool completely before frosting
* for frosting mix together the softened butter and cream cheese and in powdered sugar one cup at a time. when all three ingredients are well blended fold in cool whip.
* to frost cupcakes make a hole in the center of each cupcake (about the size of your finger), use a pastry bag filled with the frosting, fill hole with frosting and finish off the top with as much frosting as you like!