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Topic: Flower Cupcakes for Memorial Day  (Read 4107 times)
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« on: May 27, 2008 09:14:58 PM »

For Memorial Day, our neighborhood association had a picnic.  We were supposed to bring a side dish.  I decided that this would be a perfect reason to make more cake.  Smiley  I took the Wilton course 1 class to learn some things and wanted to take the next course, but there weren't enough people.  The people at my husband's office were enjoying my cake class since I sent the cake I made every week with him to work.  As long as I was going to make cake for Memorial Day, my husband said I should make some for his office too. 

This is how I ended up making 24 cupcakes and 50 mini cupcakes this weekend.

I saw some other people make these on craftster, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try it.

Here's all the cupcakes.

Putting petals on sunflowers.

Close-up of the petally goodness.

Making bumblebees.

Close-up of the mini cupcakes.

Close-up of a big sunflower.

Close-up of purple flower.

The big cupcakes were made from a vanilla cake mix made into a cinnamon swirl cake with a 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and a tablespoon of cinnamon.  The mini cupcakes were rainbow chip.  The frosting was buttercream (1 stick of margarine, 2 tablespoons of milk, 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of Wilton meringue powder, and Wilton food coloring).  The flower centers were made with Oreos, mini Oreos, Nilla wafers, and mini Nillas.  I made all the flower petals with a Wilton leaf tip.  The bees and ladybugs were made with red and yellow M&Ms and some leftover chocolate frosting in a tub made a little darker with food coloring.  These cupcakes are from a book called Hello, Cupcake.  I think I might need that book.  Smiley
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008 09:24:54 PM »

These are just sooo adorable! I wish I could bake like that!

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008 09:33:40 PM »

Those look awesome!!
You did a great job!!

I have never seen the min i nillas...I try to stay out of the cookie isle!!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008 09:34:15 PM »

Oh, wow, it looks like these took a lot of time! They all look so wonderfully made! Shocked

I was just glancing through Hello, Cupcake today at the bookstore, and it looks like a really great book!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008 09:46:00 PM »

amazing cupcakes! I really like the style of these.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008 09:57:49 PM »

Your cupcakes look so festive and delicious!!  Also looks like you have a mini bakery going there. lol They look great.
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008 10:14:12 PM »

Cute!! This is the second recipe using oreos I've seen today and I am craving some chocolate cookie! Mmmm!!

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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2008 10:47:26 PM »

I'd seen the sunflowers before but not the purple ones. I love the itty bitty bees!

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008 09:13:49 PM »

i love the little bees! so cute <3 and definately pick up a copy of hello, cupcake if you get the chance.

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008 10:40:32 PM »

Those are SO cute! I LOVE your purple one's w/ the bees, that's something I'll have to try soon.

Thank u for sharing ^_^

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