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