Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Banana Split Cupcake!!

Ever have one of those days?  

Me tooooooooooooo!

Want to share a Banana Split?

Cupcake Style of course!

For you Trivia Buffs....I LOVE me some TRIVIA!

One of the most popular desserts in America, the Banana Split 
was invented by David Evans Strickler, a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist at 
Tassel Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1904. 

Strickler created his Banana Split with three scoops of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry) on a halved banana topped off with chocolate, marshmallow, nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry (he also commissioned a local glass company to create a long, narrow dish to accommodate a banana).

The price for the Banana Split triple sundae was 10 cents, twice the price of other sundaes, but it immediately became popular with students of Saint Vincent College.

  News of the sundae spread regionally and Strickler eventually bought 
the pharmacy, renaming it Strickler’s Pharmacy.
Wilmington, Ohio also claims their city as the birthplace of the Banana Split. In 1907, restaurant owner Ernest Hazard staged an employee contest to create a new sundae to attract students from nearby Wilmington College.

  Employee creativity was low and Hazard ended up splitting a 
banana lengthwise and piling ice cream on top with whipped cream, 
sliced strawberries, crushed nuts, shaved chocolate, and a maraschino cherry.

  Wilmington celebrates Hazard’s concoction every June with a 
Banana Split Festival.

Much credit for the national popularity of the Banana Split goes to Walgreen’s drug stores.  Founder Charles Rudolph Walgreen adopted the Banana Split as the chain’s signature dessert in the late 1920’s.

Traditional Banana Split Recipe:
1/2 cup scoop vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup scoop chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup scoop strawberry ice cream
1 large ripe banana
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (or Hot Fudge)
2 tablespoons strawberry ice cream topping (or fresh strawberries)
2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
2 tablespoons wet walnut ice cream topping
whipped cream

Cupcake Banana Split
1. One Cupcake
2. Brown, Ivory and Pink Frosting
3. A marshmallow shaped like a banana...yes, I have those (don't ask) or use yellow fondant shaped into a lovely banana-like shape
4. Mini Red Gobstopper
5. Tiny bit of green fondant
6. Sprinkles 

 1. Frost Cupcake
2. Place "Banana" on Frosting
3. Pipe frosting colors on to resemble ice cream scoops
4. Add sprinkles
5. Add red "cherry"
6. Attach green stem with dab of corn syrup
7. Sit back and admire your creation 


Barbara F. said...

What a yummy cupcake, and the detail! Is there higher royalty than Queen of the Cupcakes?! I am always astounded!!! xo,

MrsFoxsSweets said...

This cupcake is so cute and the frosting looks so yummy! A marshmallow banana, did a peep get squished?...lol...I'm not asking! Great job on this awesome cupcake!

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lisa said...

Too cute - wouldn't these be fun for a party? Thanks for the encouraging words - it's been a long week but mom is improving!

laurie said...

Such a fun cupcake!

MyCakeSchool.com said...

So creative as always, I have a sugar high just looking at it! I'm also craving a banana split :0)

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Adore your creativity and your dedication to your posts/readers. Thanks for all this information one the history of banana splits, you certainly do your research. I only ever remember eating one banana split in my life. I'm sure that makes me totally weird!

Love your very original cupcake.

GardenofDaisies said...

Super cute!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh, Trisha, I love visiting to see what you've cooked up! CUTE, cute, cute. The Banana Split history was fascinating too :)

SweetSugarBelle said...

LOL, cute! Hubby always gives me the look when I pass on random bits of trivia. I usually do it when the convo I am in is SOOOOOOOO boring I drift away...thanks for the run down! I'll save it for the next time I need a quick change of Subject!

♥ Miss Tea said...

you have marshmallow shaped like a banana? WOW, trisha i'm so amazed on your banana split cupcake, it looks sooo cute and yummy! you're a pro!! x susan

Anjali said...

I am not sharing this banana split with anyone. Very cute and so colorful. Yummy!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

This brings back memories, we used to have banana splits at home when growing up. My dad really liked ice cream and he made them for us.
Now, I like the cupcake size. I made cupcakes for a pot luck last weekend but my icing was too thin and... yup, with the heat and humidity, ran all down the sides and they looked rather pathetic.

Jocelyn W said...

I adore the look of this little cupcake. You've designed a truly fun and whimsical treat!

Anonymous said...

This cupcake is so cute and looks delicious too! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared this and any other of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!



Antiques And Teacups said...

I LOVE it! I wish there were a cupcake place close, but instead I'll make some! Yhanks for sharing!

Lady Linda said...

I want one Trish! Thought of you on my trip....found two little cupcake shoppes, just so darling and lots of hard work. Yummy too.
Lady Linda

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a great cupcake! My hubby loves banana splits.
Linda J Friendshiptea.net

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

Thanks for the trivia Trish!! I love ME some Banana Splits!! I used to get one at report card time if I did well! These cupcakes are adorable!!!! I love your creativity! Maybe I'll do a Banana Split French Macaron!! Thanks for your visit! It made my day! Jina

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

Holy cupcake! That looks like an amazing treat! I might have to save this as a birthday surprise for a special someone in my life :D

Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart said...

So cute Trish! Thanks for linking these up to "Made it on Monday" :)

Robyn said...

in a word - YUMMY!! fUN trivia too, have wonderful pink weekend.

Marti McClure said...

It is such a pleasure to look at your beautiful sweets! I always look forward to seeing your Pink Saturday creation. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

LV said...

I dearly love and enjoy every bite of a banana split. Just never had one in a cupcake fashion.

chubskulit said...

Yummy, can I have some please? Hehehe.

My Pink Saturday post, have a great weekend!

Beverly said...

Yummo! That looks divine. And, I love trivia, too.

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Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate said...

Pretty sure it doesn't get any cuter than this! A girl's gotta have her ice cream... but man, this makes cupcakes look good too.

Food Handler Certification said...

This is great! My mom is coming this weekend and I am planning to make her something homemade. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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