Yay! The day is here! The cupcakes for my friend are done and they were a big hit at her anniversary party! Today I am going to show you the process of putting them together. This was a super fun project and I cannot wait to try more new things with cupcakes! I definitely stretched the limit with how many different things you can do to one cupcake, but I think they still looked cute! I little busy, but still funky and fun. I was so happy to be able to make these for J on her special day.
First I iced the refrigerated cupcakes (super chocolate with chips recipe…YUM!) with the basic buttercream icing recipe. One batch was enough to cover all of the cupcakes and still have enough to color pink and put the dollop on the top. After I put the white icing on, I dipped the top of the cupcake into white sugar sprinkles. Just make sure to put enough of the sprinkles in a bowl and dip the cupcake top in before the icing hardens.
Next I placed the pink icing I colored into a piping bag with a decorative tip. Anything with a larger opening will do. I made a quick pink swirl on the top of each cupcake. It is so tempting to just swipe those right off with your finger and eat them!
After I put the “cherry on top” I CAREFULLY placed a candy heart in the middle of each cake, gently pushing the long bottom into the cake like a pick. These are incredibly fragile, so be gentle!
I then put each of the “D and J” fondant pieces on each cupcake, making sure it didn’t over crowd the candy hearts too much!
Last, but most certainly not least, came the homemade cupcake wrappers! How FUN! These were such a blast to make and I think they came out so cute! I placed them in a white cake box (with a cardboard piece in the bottom) for transport. The only thing that I really had to learn with this project: make sure your cupcakes aren’t too tall when they are finished! The hearts were already pushing on the top of the box and then when I had to slam on the breaks on my way to dinner….at least 1/3 of the heart pieces broke. The great heartbreak of 2010. So sad…but the ones that were still together were still awesome.
Happy Anniversary D and J!!!