Lesane Parish Crooks, a/k/a Tupac Shakur, was born June 16, in 1971. Today would have been Tupac’s 44th birthday. Known for his music, acting, and poetry, Tupac’s legacy endures to this day. While some believe the rapper/actor is still alive and well, now with cookie cutters, Tupac can also live on in dessert form.
Gamago Tupac cookie cutters give perfectly deep impressions and easily transform cookie dough into the image of Makaveli himself. Add a touch of icing and place them on top of cupcakes and you have a sweet tribute to the Guinness World Record’s highest-selling rap artist of all time. Today, let’s remember Tupac by watching the Mad Max version of California Love and celebrate with the greatest cupcakes of all time.
Tupac Birthday Cupcakes
1 Baking With My Homies Cookie Stamps by Gamago
12 cupcakes, baked and frosted
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1/4 cup cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-pinch of salt
-1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until combined. Add the egg and vanilla.
Slowly add the flour mixture until combined. Mix on medium high until the dough pulls away from the bowl.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge.
When you are ready to make cookies preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prep cookie sheets with silpats or parchment.
Roll out the dough to 3/8″ thick. You want to make it thick enough to get all of the impressions to show through.
With the Tupac cookie cutter, first use the cutting edge to cut the outline. Then press the stamp to make the impression.
Move the cookies to the prepped cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Once the cookies are cool use a #4 tip and blue icing to pipe the bandana around Tupac’s head. With a #2 tip, add white icing details over the bandana.
When the icing is dry, place the cookies on top of the cupcakes to serve.
*Tupac cookie cutter available in the Baking With My Homies cookie cutters from amazon.com.