Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday. She turned 9 and I’m still in disbelief! Her favorite cake is strawberry with strawberry icing. It started out being her favorite because it’s completely pink. But strawberries are her favorite fruit so naturally the flavor was favored too! Last night we had a little family celebrating with swirly topped cupcakes and a star-shaped mini cake for the birthday girl!
You can’t beat the sweetness of a pink girly cake for a pink girly girl! Happy Birthday, Mazie.
I had an order for Elmo cupcakes. My customer wanted 3 dozen of them to look “fuzzy” and each one to be the same. Her daughter was turning 2 and, as all of you know, 2 year olds need everything to be the same.
The cupcakes are marbled chocolate and vanilla cake with red tinted buttercream icing. I used white fondant for the eyes with black tinted buttercream pupils. I used orange fondant for the huge noses and black tinted buttercream for the mouths. I used the grass tip to make Elmo look furry.
I think they turned out nicely. I hope Little A enjoyed them at her party!
We are football fans in this house. We enjoy going to the AF football games and catching scores of other college and pro teams. So when my husband signed me up to make a dessert for our tailgate cookout, I was so excited to be creative.
I made chocolate cupcakes and filled them with vanilla buttercream. I tinted vanilla buttercream to make skin color (using copper) and royal blue for the helmet.
Then I tinted vanilla buttercream kelley green for the grass and royal blue for the sky…
Then I used vanilla buttercream and swirled the cupcake. I sprayed it with Wilton icing spray in blue.
I had so much fun making these. They were a hit at the tailgate too. Happy Football Season!
Need a sugar rush? How about trying some swirly cupcakes? Check out the height on these…
I made some cupcakes for campers at my daughters’ taekwondo camp last week. I know the campers didn’t really need any more sugar but they were sure fun to make.
I used Wilton coloring spray to color the swirly tops. I had fun playing with the flowers too.
The swirl drop flower and drop flowers are the pink flowers. The yellow is called a shaggy mum and the blue flower is a pompom flower.