Thursday, July 3, 2008

Daisy and butterfly

This is a vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting. The cutouts are fondant with edible lustre on the daisy. The cupcakes were for a girl's birthday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I found this recipe on Dyann's page. I had never tried a butter cream with this technique. The instructions were simple, so I went along with it. This was a very different frosting from what is mostly used on cakes. The texture was really smooth, with a buttery flavor. I would say that it tasted almost like fresh cream in a frosting kinda way....!!! I will definitely make this again.
I mentioned to my hubby that I had tried a new recipe for butter cream, and so of course he recommends that I make some cupcakes to go along with it, so that he could be a taste tester...LOL!!! I made some pineapple cupcakes with fresh pineapple mixed in, and also flavored the butter cream with coconut extract....yummmyy....pina colada!!

beach theme cupcakes

I was trying to create a beach theme, and I had previously used Teddy Grahams in another cake, so I knew what I wanted to use. I then was browsing through Flickr and came across cupcakes by Bakerella, and I knew thats the cupcake that I wanted to thank you for the inspiration.
These are vanilla cupcakes with buttercream. The sand is brown sugar, the tube or beach towel is fruit by the foot, and the umbrellas are cocktail ones.
I really enjoyed making these and they were a hit at my friend's daughter's birthday party.