Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I fall on the floor and I'm laughing

Can anyone guess what the title line is from? If you knew who these cupcake where for, you would be singing right along. Last week, my friend Cecilia celebrated her birthday, and I made up some cupcakes for her gift. Cecilia is one of my biggest supporters here in Green Bay. She's also my best friend here in Green Bay. So to celebrate her day, we went to Olive Garden for dinner, and I made her what you see below. The cupcakes where inspired by a cake I saw on the Cake Coquette website. As soon as I saw the colors, I thought of Cecilia, and knew I had to do something like that cake for her (although I did forget her pre-requested rhinestone...so, so sorry there Kookie). The cakes themselves are Chocolate Zucchini Cake (I got the recipe from one of the Moms in our playgroup...very yummy and no one knows about the zucchini). So here are the steps I took to decorate the cupcakes...

I colored (using gel food coloring) some royal icing orange and two shades of pink (although only one is pictured here) and colored the fondant to match (as best as I could) the buttercream on the top of the cupcakes.

I piped on the buttercream with a large star tip, just making sure to cover the cupcake, but not overdo it. The buttercream is there mostly to help the fondant stay in place.

I'm missing a picture (or two here but how many pictures of rolled out fondant do you really need to see), but what I did was rolled out the fondant and cut the circle out. Then using wax paper bags and the royal icing, I piped out the desired designs. Let the decoration dry and then place the fondant circles on top of you buttercream. One tip...you might want to (if you have time) let the fondant disks dry over night. That way they will be harden and keep their shape once place on the buttercream.

A close-up of my two favorite cupcakes. You will have to ask Cecilia which ones were her favorite.


  1. I think this is my fav so far - really cute! Jodi

  2. Hey, Kris,
    Here I am as anonymous again. Love the designs on these cupcakes. Cecelia is one lucky girl to have a pastry chef for a friend. We think we are mighty fortunate to have you in the family, too!!!!! Don't forget to make something for the family Christmas party!!!! JUST KIDDING! Love, MOM