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Carrot cupcakes

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

carrot cupcake
I made a batch of these cupcakes for my husband’s birthday using carrot cake mix and canned cream cheese frosting. I’m not a fan of carrot cake, but I thought these came out pretty cool, with very little effort.
What You Need: 1 cupcake; cream cheese frosting; icing tinted orange; icing tinted green.
How to Make It: I found a lot of fancy ways to make carrots using pastry bag tips, but it turns out you can make a really cool carrot just using a plastic bag with the corner cut off and “jiggling” it a bit as you draw the carrot. Make the leaves the same way, but cut a smaller hole. If you want to use metal tips, either with a pastry bag or prepackaged tube, try tip #3 for the carrot and #1 or a leaf tip for the leaves.

First birthday cupcake

Monday, April 7th, 2008

baby’s first birthday cupcake
Cupcakes are perfect for Baby’s first birthday party. The one-year-old gets his or her own personal cake to squish, and, of course, cupcakes make for great pictures!
What You Need: 1 cupcake; icing tinted pink or lavender; number 1 candle; kiss-shaped mint candies.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Place mint candies around the edge of the cupcake. Add candle to center. That’s it!