Monday, December 5, 2011

Sweet flower cupcakes and a very special link

I had to face my old nemesis THE CUPCAKE again.  A friend requested them, and gave me free reign on the design as long as it was not Christmas themed.

I put on my thinking cap, and this is what I came up with.

So I made a vanilla white chocolate cuppie topped with Swiss meringue buttercream.  I double loaded the bag with pink and soft blue and made hydrangea flowers.  Yum-o-la!

The second cupcake was a rich chocolate topped with pink cream cheese buttercream roses and further embellished with various royal icing flowers and leaves.

And it looked like a spring garden.  Aaaaah.

I had an all time record of icings in my kitchen on the same day - SMB, traditional royal (the kind that dries hard as a rock), cream cheese buttercream, and my cookie icing.  I do believe it was the worst mess I have ever made in my kitchen.  It was truly horrifying.

But worth it.

And although cupcakes are sweet, the following link is even better!

 I hope everyone reading this post will visit  Sweetology 101 where my blog buddy Trish is dedicating her tea party Tuesdays to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, to raise funds for this incredibly worthy cause.  Please visit Trish and hear about her visit to St. Jude's and learn more about the wonderful work being done there.  Every year for Christmas, I make a donation to what I feel is a worthwhile cause, 
and this year it is St. Jude's.
Will you consider making it yours?

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  1. These are lovely! The colors are so soft!

    I have been off on another adventure so I have to catch up on what you have been to read more!


  2. Lisa. What do I say but thank you dearly. Those cupcakes are stunning. I would agree that the mess was worth every second of clean up. They are so soft and pretty. My favorite are Christmas pastels. You did an amazing job. You cause me to recall a favorite quote that reminds me of you today..." The true meaning of life is to plant a tree under whose shade you do not wish to sit" ~ Nelson Henderson

    Thank you for planting a tree today!!

    Big Hug


  3. Super gorgeous..dazzling cupcakes...visiting here is alway a beautiful enchanting time..

  4. oh my gosh...that's my cupcake stand...before being painted! it's so crazy, i saw this post on monday and didn't even know that it would soon be mine the very next day. haha!

  5. I love flowers on cupcakes, yours look gorgeous! It's so funny you called the cupcake your nemesis! I just said for my cookies posting tomorrow! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lisa, Your cupcakes are beautiful..and I do believe I could eat one of them. :0) I'm visiting for Pink Saturday. I'd love to have you pop in for a visit.

    Stephanie ♥

  7. You are one amazing cupcake designer - these beauties will surely delight all those lucky enough to feast on them!

  8. What lovely cupcakes. Too pretty to eat.