Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Cleaning for normal people

spring cleaning

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Cupcakes make me happy

These were fun/time consuming to make. But if you have an extra 3 hours to devote to baked goods, this is a yummy and visually pleasing treat!
I made the cupcakes with a store bought cake mix, and I will never make that mistake again. If they are pretty, they need to taste good too. Just make them from scratch, okay?
The frosting is a homemade buttercream colored with Wilton Pink. I used edible glitter on them to make them sparkle! Ooooohhh prettyyyyy.
I completely screwed up the fondant flowers, so I purchased dogwood blossoms instead. Please don't eat the flowers. And if you do, just go ahead and eat the ribbon too...
I hot glued the ribbon on after the cupcakes were baked, but before I frosted them. The glue does not soak through the cupcake liner, and all you need is a little dot.
Happy cupcake making/eating too many/purging.