Archive for August, 2009

Baby bird in nest cupcakes

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Baby bird cupcake

Baby bird cupcake

Three bluebirds await their mama bird in a nest on this cupcake, which features toasted coconut.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting tinted green; toasted coconut; 3 pastel blue M&Ms; food-safe markers.

How to Make It: Toast coconut for 5-10 minutes in 350-degree oven. Let cool. Frost cupcake green. Sprinkle center with coconut for nest. Use food-safe markers to draw eyes and beak on each M&M. Arrange birds in nest.

Golf cupcakes

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Golf cupcake

Golf cupcake

The specialty metal tip used to make the grass on this golfer cupcake is optional. You can always just use green frosting!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting tinted green; metal tip #233 and pastry bag; foil-wrapped golf ball chocolate; toothpick; scrap of red paper or cardstock; scissors; glue.

How to Make It. Use pastry bag and green icing to pipe grass all over surface of cupcake. (You can pipe it neatly, or more free-form, like in the example). Place golf ball candy on cupcake. Cut triangle from cardstock and glue to toothpick for flag. Stick in cupcake next to golf ball.

Colorful stars cupcakes

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Swirled stars cupcake

Swirled stars cupcake

These simple stars make the swirls on this cupcake stand out. Serve these at birthday party or any celebration.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; metal 1M swirl tip and pastry bag; large “confetti” star sprinkles (These are by Wilton).

How to Make It: Use pastry bag and 1M tip to make swirl. Sprinkle, or strategically place, stars on the cupcake. That’s it!

Butterfly cupcakes

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Butterfly cupcake

Butterfly cupcake

These easy butterfly cupcakes can be as simple or as ornate as you want. Just decorate the Necco wafer wings with sprinkles and piped icing.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; yellow frosting; 5 cinnamon imperials (red hots); 4 purple Necco wafers (or any color you’d like); 2 small strands stiff black licorice.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange red hots in a line in the center of the cupcake Arrange 2 Necco wafers on each side for wings. Poke 2 licorice strands into “head” for antennae.