Candy topped cupcake cores of GlaDOS from Portal.
GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), the AI guide from Portal, comes to you in delicious cupcake core form!
1 cup white candy melts
Black food coloring
Gummy candies (blue, yellow, red, and purple, but you don’t need all of the colors)
Ingredients for Royal Icing (for half a dozen cupcakes) :
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoons meringue powder
Several tablespoons warm water (2-3)
After baking your cupcakes of choice and allowing them to cool, take the white candy melts and zap them for 30 seconds in the microwave. After the timer goes off, stir, and place back into the microwave for another 30 seconds. Repeat until the candy melts are completely melted.
Take a cupcake and dip into the bowl of candy melts. Repeat for all cupcakes. The candy melts will begin to harden, so you’ll want to be quick!
After dipping all the cupcakes, take the black gel and dab a bit in the center of the cupcake.
Take a gummy and push on top of the black gel. The colors of the GlaDOS cores are blue, yellow, red, and purple. My bag of gummy candies had reds, oranges, and yellows, so no cool colors for my cupcakes.
Allow the cupcakes to sit for an hour or so for the candy top to harden.
When you’re ready to use the royal icing, mix together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and one tablespoon of warm water. Add a tiny bit more water if the mixture is too thick.
Leaving a few tablespoons of royal icing in the bowl, take the rest and add a tiny bit of black food coloring, just to give it a gray tint. The smaller amount of royal icing can be dyed black. Once both colors have been fully incorporated, scoop the icings into sealable plastic bags.
Cut off the corner of the bag with the gray royal icing, and draw the following outline on all of the cupcakes:
Next, cut the corner off of the black royal icing bag and draw straight lines above and below the gummy, but don’t draw completely all the way to the gummy center.
The different colors of the cores have different dots. Purple has one near the bottom, yellow has two near the bottom, the blue has three, and the red has four. Add the dots as appropriate to the gummy color.
Make a half dozen GlaDOS cupcakes.