Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Plaid cupcakes

True confession time.  I hate making cupcakes.

The staple of PTA and soccer moms, the cooking activity that little kids can do - I struggle with them. 

I overfill, I underfill, I slop the batter, I bend the little papers, I overcook, and in general make a mess out of it.  I'm also getting just a tiny bit tired of using the school colors of blue and gold.  You see, I have been making treats for Alec's football team AND Isabelle's field hockey team.  The reason you didn't see last week's field hockey cookies (golden yellow butterflies with blue tie dye swirls) was because I didn't have time to take the pictures.  Hair on fire and running to the car with the newly made cookies, I just made it to the game on time.  They were cute, but you will just have to take my word on that. 

Back to the cupcakes.  Field hockey game tonight and cupcake making to do and tired of the same old blue and gold.  I decided to try my hand at making "plaid-ish" icing.  I also added green and white to the mix - after all, this is GREENcastle, and the white makes things pop. 

I used a basket weave technique that I found on the Wilton website.  Kind of slow but fun. 

Then because I have a very short attention span, I branched out into other plaid-ish geometric designs.

Love the tartan plaid-ish look, and having fun, but it was getting late so I changed out tips and went with the fast and easy swirl.

Well, actually the white ones are made with a large round tip making little blobs that pull up into tips.  You can see it better from the side.

Off to field hockey the cuppies went.

The state of PA now requires eye protection goggles.

Between the mouth guards and goggles, our girls look like little Hannibal Lecterettes.  But, safety first. 

And now, to the victors go the spoils.

Good game girls!

The girls and I are partying with
Foodie Friday
Chic on a Shoestring
My Romantic Home
Full Plate Thursday
Between Naps on the Porch
This Chic Cooks
Savvy Southern Style
A Stroll Thru Life
Sweetology 101
Chef n Training


  1. oh gosh your cupcakes are delectable and delightful in their proud plaid! I think it is hilarious to hear that you are frustrated w/ cupcakes as I am w/royal icing!

  2. I hear ya on the too much batter cupcake thing... I want to get the correct size ice cream scoop just for cupcakes! Love your basket weaves and plaid, I'm guessing the cupcakes were gone in the blink of an eye:@)

  3. I love the cupcakes! The plaid is cool! The frosting looks so smoothe and nice. The girls had to start wearing eye protection here too.

  4. The decoration is amazing.Like the colours:)

  5. Thanks so much for stopping by! These cupcakes are adorable. See, I would be forever doing these...honestly. You are so talented and creative!

    P.S. The wine is always waiting for you.

  6. Thank you for a loverly party! The cupcakes and cookies look delish!

  7. What great cupcakes, I just love the basket weave in your frosting. You are always so creative! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen