Sunday, October 18, 2009

7th Birthday Cupcakes

When I was a kid, one of my favorite people in the whole world was my cousin Laura. She and my Aunt Jeanne Marie (whose wedding cake I just did last month) always let me hang out with them, even though I was 13 years younger than them.

A few weeks ago, Laura contacted me to see if I could make cupcakes for her daughter's 7th birthday. I can't believe she has a 7 year old already!!! I feel like I was just 7, hanging out with her and my aunt.

For her birthday, she wanted chocolate cake with frosting and "girly" decorations in her favorite colors - purple, green and blue. When I went to get started on the fondant decorations, I realized that all of my flower cutters were at my parent's house. Fortunately, I had just bought a set of butterfly cutters that I had at my apartment. I cut out butterflies from the purple fondant I rolled and also hand cut 7's. To add a little extra shine, I painted them with a purple luster dust paint (luster dust mixed with
lemon extract).

I dyed the vanilla buttercream green and blue and piped it into a swirl on the cupcakes. I sprinkled on
some tiny silver dragees and placed the butterflies and 7's on them. Considering I had almost no tools to work with, I was really pleased with the way these turned out.


Anonymous said...

As one of my favorite latin phrases says so eloquently, "Cura nihil aliud nisi ut valeas."

Well done Tara!!!


vica said...

these are great tara!! I love them and they are soo perfect =)

Vivian said...

you may need to quit your daytime job.........

Price Scann said...

I love love the colors! Simply beautiful.

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