Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fun With Cupcakes

Here is my second attempt to create some cool cupcakes. They were for an anniversary party honoring LeLe's in-laws. Congratulations to them, by the way, for 40 years of wedded bliss....


The blue ones represented the ocean with coconut waves and big red fishes. They were pina colada flavored with Swedish Fish candy. They tasted pretty good, but were a bit crumbly, due to the fact that I didn't pay attention and put too much cream of coconut in them.


The brown ones represented the beach with little flip flops. They were butter pecan and tasted great! Graham crackers and brown sugar were the sand, and I cut out (with scissors) the flip flops from fruit roll ups. Took a while I can tell you that!  I piped the straps with just a dab of icing. We were supposed to add little umbrellas, but didn't find any in town. Bummer.


Why the beach theme? Because the mother-in-law is even crazier about the beach than I am and is wacky for flip flops. She's a fun gal. I really wanted to try to make some fondant starfish or sea horses, but didn't get time. Maybe next go around...


I learned to pay much closer attention to the recipe, use my metal muffin pan and not the silicone one, and plan ahead better. I also decided I need to invest in some flavorings because I could barely taste the coconut and pineapple in the blue cupcakes. Everything is a learning experience but maybe the guests enjoyed them and I was able to help LeLe out.  If any of you out there are cupcake chefs extraordinaire, I could really use some pointers. Thanx.

3 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Aren't they cute yes, little umbrellas would have been cute too, but ya gotta roll with the flow. I don't bake - HA - made M&M cookies with my grandson yesterday - the mix in the bag you just add butter/egg too. Can't mess that one up.

Under Her Wings said...

What fun, Belinda. Two of my granddaughters and I have taken a cake decorating class together. It's lots of work, and I don't do it very often, but at grandkids party time, I usually make something fun. Now and then I post a cake. It's been awhile.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

So cute!!!