November 14th, 2008
Blooming Garden Cupcake – luscious devil’s food cupcake frosted with slightly sweetened whipped cream and decorated with marshmallow flowers. Price available upon request.
my sweet, edible flower garden
Wow, it’s been a while since my last post as I had been busy with projects here and there. And with the holidays creeping around the corner, the days ahead will no doubt increasingly turn hectic.
This is actually the very first decorated cupcake I made. In our house, chocolate rules so I baked my foolproof devil’s food cake into cupcakes. I saw the decoration in a magazine and I decided to adapt it as well. Since I dislike powdered sugar-based buttercream, I used slightly sweetened whipped cream tinted green. The flowers are made of snipped marshmallows and the life-like butterflies are made of wafer paper—entirely edible, as I want all my cupcake decors to be. You can either print them on wafer paper with a special printer using food colors as inks or you can buy printed designs from a cake decorating supply store. However, I had a bad experience with the store from where I got my butterflies so I will not be revealing which store this is. Sorry!
Notwithstanding the unpleasant shopping episode, the cupcakes are wonderful to look at and divine to eat!