Posts Tagged ‘Washington’s Birthday’

George Washington’s birthday cupcakes

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Washington’s birthday cupcake
Celebrate President’s Day by reliving the “George Washington chopped down the cherry tree” legend in cupcake form.
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); white frosting; 1 slim stick pretzel; bit of purple or other dark fruit leather (we used Stackers); cherry sour candy; scissors.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Use scissors to cut ax head shape from fruit roll or snack. Use dab of icing to stick ax head to pretzel and place on cupcake. Add red cherry candy.

Cherry on top cupcakes

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

cherry cupcake
Of all the things George Washington is remembered for, there’s always that darn cherry tree. Did it really happen? Who cares; any excuse to make cupcakes! Consider adding cherry flavoring or filling to these cupcakes to complete the feeling. You don’t have to wait for Presidents’ Day to make these cupcakes. They’d be great for any cherry themed occasion, from gambling to a kids’ party.
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); white frosting; pastry bag and 1M star tip; gummy cherry with stem.
How to Make It: First, make swirl with 1M star tip: While squeezing out icing, move arm in a circular motion and cover the top of the cupcake with a swirl of icing. Then, starting a little bit in from the edge this time, make a second swirl on top of the first one. Add gummy cherry and that’s it!