Flower Power cupcakes

img_5041I’ve made some really fun cupcakes to celebrate Cheryl’s birthday in previous years so this time I decided to “think spring.” Roses, hydrangea and calendula conjure up thoughts of warmer days. Happy birthday Cheryl.

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Christmas tree cupcakes

cupcakes Xmas treesA potluck lunch at work to celebrate the holidays and I opted to bring dessert. I figured cupcakes would be easiest for a crowd.
I’d seen green chocolate Christmas trees supported by pretzel trunks on Pinterest and I was up for the challenge. Working with chocolate and making squiggles that are roughly the shape of a Christmas tree is fun. And the results are satisfying. A few sprinkle baubles and you’re good to go!
Chocolate cupcakes with a snowy buttercream swirl, covered in coconut, reminiscent of snow and voila! The Christmas tree has a perfect spot to rest.

Succulent cupcakes

succulentsI love succulents! Their shapes. Their shades of dusty green. Their variety of unique shapes.
I decided to try making them out of buttercream for cupcakes to raise money for SPCA Cupcake Day. These were pretty popular and didn’t last long.
Win-win! I had fun making them and the critters at the shelter will be taken care of. Perfect.

Elephant & balloon cupcakes

elephant baby cupcakesThese sweet cupcakes were for a baby shower with an elephant and balloon theme.
I got a call from the mum-to-be’s sister who was putting on the shower, saying that the sex of the baby would be known on Friday afternoon. The shower was on Sunday. Could I make the cupcakes with a “gender reveal” interior?
On Sunday after lunch, the shower guests all held cupcakes and at the same time, took a bite. They had pink icing interiors. It’s a girl!