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?