Post # 1
I long battled with the idea of DIY-ing my cupcakes with the help of my Maid/Matron of Honor who is an amazing cake decorator. We came up with these. The letter E will turn a darker color purple as it dries. I found the clear sugar crystals at the craft store and I love the sparkle that they add. I plan on using the gold foil cupcake cups for the actual event. Our colors are plum and gold. They were too easy to make it! The best part? For 24 cupcakes (we’ll make about 120 total) I only spent $11!!! Total about $60 for my cupcakes. The cupcake stand is also DIY.
Think they’ll work?
Post # 3
oh they look yummy!
i love the dramatic colours between the frosting and the berries – stunning!
Post # 4
I think it looks great! When you do the real deal please post pics 🙂
Post # 5
Mmmm yummy they look good. Fork um over 🙂
Here’s a little trick I plan to employ for my cupcakes. Use chocolate or royal icing for shapes and make them before (say a couple weeks ahead), store in an air tight container with wax paper between layers just in case of meltage or breakeage. Your E’s can be made with colored chocolate (chocolate or white chocolate and a bit of paste food coloring) or the royal icing. Just pipe it onto wax paper or parchment and slice the parhchement into sizes that will fit in your container and stack untill the day you make your cupcakes. It might save you some time that night. Oh and make a few extra incase of breakage. Anything left over can be used in icecream or something later. Good luck!
Post # 6
That’s a great tip MissPopcorn! Thanks! I’ll for sure be posting all the yummy pictures from the big day!
Post # 7
Well now this just isn’t fair!! Now i want a cupcake..lol they look great and im sure they are yummy.
Post # 8
They look amazing!! I think they’d even be fabulous without the initial.
These make me so hungry! 🙂
Post # 10
Really really pretty! Good luck with it!
Post # 12
WOW those look DELICIOUS!
Post # 13
Oh love it! What did you use to die the "E" sometimes depending on what kind of color you use, it can run. Any advice on not running colors?
Post # 15
WOW! Those are GREAT! The picture makes me want a cupcake so bad !
Post # 16
Thanks ladies! I have to confess I devoured two of them last night and this morning! Kinda healthy with the fruit….right? I used royal icing for the "E." It’s the best for decorating cookies and cakes because it doesn’t run and holds it’s shape. I really like the idea of using chocolate like MissPopcorn told me about. I’ll have to play with that. I can’t wait to see them displayed on the tray!