Friday, June 19, 2009

Cupcake Saturday

I know, it’s really Friday, but It’s Cupcake Saturday party time at Bloggedy Blog Blog and our cupcakes have to be posted by midnight tonight.

I do not know anything whatsoever about decorating cupcakes as you will see in the photo of my efforts. You bake cupcakes and then you eat them—that’s always been my modus operandi.
The flip-flop cakes for our pool party were my first decorating efforts. Since cupcakes are small, I tried to keep it simple this afternoon in making a batch as a treat for the little girls in our neighborhood.

The Cupcake Saturday party gave me the opportunity to try Wilton’s new cupcake decals. Made from edible paper, they are supposed to melt into your freshly-iced cupcakes, leaving only the image on the surface. They look great in the picture on the package, perfectly blended into the cupcake icing. On my cupcakes, the decals just look like odd bits of paper-toweling stuck on top. I’m sure it’s my fault.

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Style-wise I didn’t do so well. Pleasing the kids, however, I did great. A pink princess ribbon wrapped around each cupcake thrilled the girls. If they’re happy, then I’m happy.

Perfect to share for the cupcake party is the following video created by Kirsten Lepore. It’s entitled “Sweet Dreams” and tells the adventure of a cupcake longing to sail across the sea to fulfill a dream.

One more little thing to share: I have a giveaway coming up early next week. In the meantime, hop over to see what cupcake delicacy Miss Saucy has created as well as other bakers on her Mr. Linky


Thimbleanna said...

Oh Ms. Junie Moon -- I think they look fabulous. Adding the ribbon was a great idea. Lucky little girls to have you for thier neighbor!

Saucy said...

Dear June, you did a lovely job of Cupcake Saturday! Who knew Wilton had decals like that? Girls lurrve fancy princess cupcakes tied with ribbon!! I would and I do.


Shauna said...

I've never had much luck with the decals either, so it's not just you! Instead, I now use very small stencils - Chinese characters, Celtic designs, Victorian borders, etc. I hold them over the top of cupcakes after the frosting has had a minute to settle and harden a bit, then sprinkle fine colored sugar over the stencil and that's it! I really should take pictures the next time and send them to you.

In any case, I love your cupcakes! They really are beautiful, and I can see why the girls would adore them! ;)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I really like the cupcakes! The ribbon is adorable!

Diane Schuller said...

June, you are so adventuresome with your myriad of pursuits. THose neigbourhood girls must have been truly thrilled to receive those princess cupcakes -- from the cupcake "mom" on the block!

karen said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my blog. I'd be thrilled to get a princess cupcake!! Love the ribbon. My cupcakes are off to be devoured this morning by 9 year old soccer players. I agree with you if the kids are happy I am happy.

Amy said...

Those look gorgeous. Of course I don't have any girly girls that live in my house but I am girly enough that I would love them. And all in my house will eat regardless of what they look like. I love Saucy's parties. I just wish I lived close enough to go to her live party. Thanks for stopping by.

E said...

I think they look wonderful!!! I especially love the ribbon around them!

alittlebitofscrap said...

I must not get out much.. I've never seen the decals before and they are darling! I think you did a great job with the cupcakes :)

Storybook Woods said...

Oh cool, I did not know about these. Thank you. Clarice