I work in a preschool during the day and this past week was the last full week before the summer break. So, we had a lot of fun games for the kids to participate in and one was the Last Cupcake Standing. Each class got to decorate their cupcakes and pick a theme for their class. We had judges (teachers) and each class awarded an award. I think we got Most Creative Use of Ingredients? : ) I made about 100 cupcakes for the whole school (and buttercream) so that all the kids had to do was decorate them. Our class tinted the frosting green and then we used white chocolate disks with a brown M&M for the eyes, and one strand of Twizzlers pull and peel licorice for the smile. My class did frogs:
I thought they did a great job! Can you tell which one I made…….. : ) My favorite is the one on the bottom that looks like he got in a fight. Preschoolers……. precious : )
I also made bride + groom cupcakes for a friend to bring to a wedding rehearsal. I had found a picture of these a while ago and was really looking for a chance to make them so I was so excited when she asked me to make them for her! These were vanilla cupcakes with a buttercream and fresh strawberry filling, AND chocolate cupcakes with chocolate mousse cupcakes. The mousse actually was more pudding-like but it was still yummy. Then they were topped with fondant pieces to look like a tuxedo and wedding dress.
I had a lot of fun with these and I really took my time with the pearls and the tuxedo piece but it was SO hot in my apartment that the fondant was sweating so I had to move fast! It was surprisingly easy to make the fondant pieces– it just took me a little while to really get the dresses perfect. I used a biscuit cutter to make the white circles, then used the top of a heart cookie cutter to make it look like the neckline of a wedding dress. The pearls, although beautiful once they were in place, were painstakingly put onto a tiny tiny tiny dot of buttercream with tweezers! The tuxedos were way easier : ). I cut out black circles and then used a paring knife to cut out a triangle, then placed tiny black fondant dots on it for the buttons. I made 2 dozen:
They look pretty cute all lined up don’t they?
This picture is my favorite! Notice the funky background…..(that’s one of my aprons actually)….. trying to experiment with photography… looks sophisticated…. yea!!!
PS. I just wanted to thank everybody who has looked at my blog and sent me comments or emails. I love hearing from you and I appreciate all your support!!! xoxoxo
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