Thursday, 19 March 2009

Cupcakes Close Up!

SCOTLAND- Vanilla Cupcake with Buttercream icing and blue sugar. Milkyway Mini Egg with black icing. Green royal icing. Toothpick died green and topped with a mini marshmallow dipped in buttercream icing and rolled in purple sugar.
IRELAND- Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream icing dyed green. Sprinkled with green sugar and shamrock sprinkles. Topped with a milkyway mini egg with black icing.
WALES- Their National flower is the daffodil! Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream icing. topped with yellow petals cut from royal icing. Finished with a mini marshmallow dipped in buttercream icing and rolled in orange sugar. (this was done on a toothpick but the marshmallow was then removed from the toothpick!)
ENGLAND- Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cupcake with Buttercream frosting. Red Sugar and topped with a pre bought red rose (the roses were just too much for me!!)
FRANCE- Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cupcake with Buttercream icing. Dipped in Red and Blue sugar and topped with a milkyway mini egg.
ITALY-Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cupcake with Buttercream icing. Dipped in Red and Green sugar and topped with a milkyway mini egg.
This was one of my favourites! RUGBY CUPCAKE! Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting dyed green and sprinkled with green sugar. Topped with a milkyway mini egg with black icing as stitching. And finally 2 1/2 candy sticks fixed together with wet icing sugar and left to dry to create posts. In hinsight I would put the middle post higher than the middle as half of the post gets lost in the frosting!
My other favourite were the simple SCOTTISH thistles- our national flower. Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream icing. Royal Icing Dyed Green and cut out into leave shapes. Cocktail stick dyed green (I just put them in a ziplock bag with green food colouring and then layed them out on kitchen paper to dry) with a mini marshmallow dipped in buttercream icing and rolled in purple sugar!

Thank you so much to Hillary and Becky for their brilliant help! I love that my friends also take care with attention to detail! I was so proud of the cupcakes.

The chocolate tasted way better than the vanilla and the vanilla and chocolate swirl but aparently that is due to the moisture.

So if you are having a rugby themed party- or hey the RUGBY CUPCAKE could be adapted to be an American football cupcake! Then there are some ideas!!

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