I’m feeling a little under the weather (I think finally caught that bug going around the office), so I made myself some chicken soup. But since I already shared my recipe with you, I thought I’d share some of my past cupcake creations pre-blog days.
Bright-colored cupcakes for a summer pool party. I wish I took more pictures of these.
A close-up of the toppers on my summer cupcakes. I made these with sugar, color gels, water, and a cookie cutter!
Just for fun.
For a co-worker’s birthday.
Valentine’s Day 2013.
Yellow fondant and mini donuts 🙂
A cupcake golf course
In other cupcake related news, I finally tried a Sprinkles cupcake. It was good, but Crumbs is far superior. Sadly, the Crumbs nearby closed. 😦
I think the cupcake trend may be fading a little bit from the mainstream…but my love for them is just getting started.
The annual family Christmas party is hours away. It’s a tradition I always look forward to. A mixture of family and friends of all ages come to together to eat, drink, and celebrate. It’s a good time.
Last year the party was on a Saturday with plenty of time to prepare all the glorious food. This year the party is on a Friday night, so the food is being catered. But even if it meant losing sleep I had to make something! So I made cupcakes. Chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting.
Pretty happy with the final results:
When I woke up this morning, there were 3 things I wanted to do. Cupcake making won out. Baking usually takes priority even if it shouldn’t.
Today called for triple chocolate cupcakes. I made them from a box, but replaced the oil with melted butter and mixed in a little whipping cream along with the water.
As usual, I was anxious to get to the decorating. In the spirit of the Christmas season, I decided to go for the classic red, green, and white combination. The only problem was that I didn’t have any green or red gels.
Since I did have red and green sprinkles, a decorating idea quickly emerged.
I started by making a circle of buttercream around the edge of the mini cupcake.
Then I gently rolled it in sprinkles.
Which looked like this.
Then I topped it with a little spiral of buttercream.
I had a lot of fun experimenting with different piping techniques.
Before I could even finish baking, my boyfriend came floating in the kitchen and snatched up a couple of the tinest cupcakes. Glad to have his seal of approval. 🙂