Saturday, 3 September 2011

Cupcakes Round #2

Prepping all my Cupcake Supplies

Happy Long Weekend Everyone! Hope it is going fabulously so far. I spent today indulging in one of my favourite hobbies - Baking! I have attempted another recipe from my favourite cupcakes only cookbook "Hello Cupcakes!"  I am going to a surprise 40th Birthday Party later today, and as always I volunteered to bring dessert.

I picked the Sunflowers for today, because with the days getting shorter, the mornings starting to feeling crisp, and the fact that its the Labor Day long weekend - means Fall is just around the corner. Sunflowers always remind me of the end of summer, a new start, and positivity. So I thought they would be appropriate!

The Cupcake
My Inspiration

I just made basic chocolate cupcakes, but I spiced it up by replacing the vegetable oil with coconut oil to give it a hint of coconutty-flavor. I made green icing for the tops and used Oreo Cookies to form the middle of the flower. I also made yellow icing to create the petals. The yellow icing goes into a ziplock bag with one of the corners reinforced with scotch tape. You cut a triangle out of the corner, and this cut will help you form the points on the end of the petals. You just need to drab a blob of icing around the edge, pull, and Voila! You have the sunflower! I also used a bit of green licorice to make leaves and finish off the look. Its easy-peasy and pretty fun! Check them out and Enjoy!

Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,

Final Product!