Friday, June 17, 2011

Flower Cupcakes

I made 96 cupcakes for a Bridal Shower and each one was different.

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They are plain chocolate/vanilla cake, iced with a 1M tip with half & half buttercream icing.  Because these cupcakes will more than likely end up outside for a garden party, I opted to use the half butter/half shortening buttercream, specifically for the melt factor, (you can get that recipe here.)

The flowers were made from fondant that I colored with Wilton gel food coloring.

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I used a silicone flower mould with the colored fondant to make these pressed flowers. Simply press into the mould and refrigerate for about 10 minutes.  The flowers pop out perfectly. I make all fondant flowers and decorations a few days ahead to let them dry.

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One more little necessity for flowers. Pearl Dust. Nothing finishes flowers as beautifully as Pearl Dust.

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A little glitter goes a long way.

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I took pictures of just a few, but my daughter and I noticed, no two were alike.

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Congrats Sabrina & Matthew !



  1. Very pretty, I'm sure everyone loved them:@)

  2. Is there anything you can't do??!! They are perfectly lovely Lisa ~ what a great shower treat!

  3. Those are beautiful cupcakes!! I'm wondering how long that took, they look like pieces of art!