First, I decided to decorate the cupcakes naturally so I went into my backyard looking for flowers. See my bay tree? It's huge! There were thyme flowers, chive flowers...nah. nah.
I wanted something prettier. Those little plants to the right are edamame we're trying to grow.
My 3 year old fig cutting to the left. Pretty healthy! The lavender looked lovely this morning so I chose some as cupcake decorations.
|I used my trusty chocolate quinoa cupcake recipe and a simple buttercream. I rarely use cookbooks anymore...I use my iPad and just search my blog's archives. It's so convenient!|
|This looks like a little cupcake bouquet...you could add more flowers to get that effect. But for me, it'll do. In all, from a batch of 12 cupcakes, I have 3 of these cupcake bouquets.|
For the Chocolate Quinoa Cupcakes recipe...click HERE
For the Simple Buttercream (want to eat now can't wait) recipe...click HERE
For an over-the-top Swiss Meringue Buttercream (I have a stand mixer and patience) recipe...click HERE
I love your idea for transporting the cakes. I've got a proper cupcake carrier but it's not always convenient to take for smaller amounts (than 24) and I'm always scared that it won't be returned (because other people are not as anal as I).
I saw on Pinterest another idea for individual cakes where you put the cake in a plastic disposable cup and wrap it with cellophane - looked good and works well too.
yes, I too have a proper cupcake carrier...in fact I have 3! However, it is such a bother having to fetch the carrier if it's going to school. I'd rather just leave something disposable there. I do like the idea of the store/clothing shirt box with the cut outs too but this sure worked well because the plates were quite stiff and because they were able to have 3 cake walks with the dozen cupcakes (better value for the game!) On another note, as I dropped off the cupcakes, I noticed the classroom was full of baked goods...primarily store bought! LOL! I always wonder if people care if cakes are made from scratch; I also realize most people haven't baked a real scratch cake nor do they have the time to!
that IS a really cool carrier you built! i'm also experiencing some weird life loop-age right now, since i got the quinoa chocolate cupcake recipe from you, and then my friend got it from me and made them with lavender buttercream. i know you didn;t get this idea from her, but it still feels like full circle to me! gorgeous garden, by the by. i love fig trees.
yah...great minds think alike too! :)
thanks...I actually have 3 fig trees in pots and 2 in the ground. I'm paranoid that one will die so have a whole whack of backups! Now I don't know where to put the ones in the pots.
The circle of life...the circle of cupcakes. The same!
These cupcakes look amazing. The game sounds super interesting, and I'm totally stealing your carrier idea :)
Lavender buttercream looks amazing and delicious...
Avanika, thx a bunch!
Alice, yes lavender buttercream is my fave colour and scent...and it does taste yummy too!
Wow these cupcakes look delicous!
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