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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunflower Cupcakes!

So instead of continuing the wedding cake thing, I am going to hold off on that, and show you a recipe and idea that I LOVE!  Its from the book, Hello Cupcake.  If you like to decorate, then you have to buy this book! Its amazing!



24 vanilla cupcakes baked in green paper liners
2 (16-ounce) cans vanilla frosting, divided
Green, yellow, orange and black food coloring
14-16 regular chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies (Oreos)
25-30 mini chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies (Mini Oreos)
1/2 cup table sugar
15-20 candy spearmint leaves or 2 rolls green fruit leather
2 tablespoons dark-chocolate frosting
6-10 red candy-coated chocolates (M&M's)
1. Tint 1 1/2 cups of the vanilla frosting green with the food coloring. Spread an even layer of the green frosting on top of the cupcakes and smooth. Arrange the chocolate sandwich cookies, regular and mini, randomly over the cupcakes, pressing them into the frosting to secure.
2. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting bright yellow with the food coloring. Remove { cup of the yellow frosting and tint it orange with the food coloring. Spoon 1/4 cup of the orange frosting into one side of a zippered bag and spoon half of the yellow frosting into the other side of the bag. Press out the excess air and seal the bag. Repeat the process with another bag and the remaining orange and yellow frosting.
3. Reinforce the corner of each bag with 6 overlapping layers of transparent tape. Pinch the taped corners flat and cut a small V-shape in the corner to make a leaf tip. Pipe yellow-orange frosting around the edge of each cookie to make petals. Pipe another circle of petals just inside the first, slightly overlapping.
4. Sprinkle the work surface with the sugar. Roll out the spearmint leaves or fruit leathers, one at a time, to 1/8-inch thick. Using clean scissors, cut the candies or fruit leathers into 1 1/2-inch-long leaf shapes. Press the leaves into the cupcakes just under the petals.
5. Tint the chocolate frosting black with the food coloring and spoon it into a sandwich-size zippered bag. Press out the excess air and seal the bag. Snip a 1/16-inch corner from the bag.
For each cupcake, pipe a dot of black frosting on one of the cookies and attach the red chocolate candy to make a ladybug. Pipe a line of black frosting down the center of each ladybug and add a dot for the head and a few dots on the back.
6. Arrange the cupcakes close together in a basket lined with green tissue paper, if you like, in small cups or on a platter.

Thanks for reading today!

58 comments:

RonNiebOy said...

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kmartsmartsuperstar said...

So cute! My wife would love these as a surprise!

Willow said...

Yea, my birthday is on the 22nd you should make me a cupcake! lol

Star Wars Stuff said...

Very cool. This reminds me of the "flower pot sundae" where you use crushed Oreos for the dirt. Great blog - in design & content!

thecatzpajamas said...

this is SWEET! haha PUN

snoobyy said...

those are sweet looking. i want to make some.

Hunter said...

So much work into such a litte thing

happybuffet said...

Cute. My baby niece would love this.

JillDine said...

sunflower. dont know if want

I Rate Shit said...

Looks incredible!

wicked805er said...

if you'll excuse me now im going to go make some cupcakes

Habadasher99 said...

This looks and sounds good, but I was hoping for a sunflower flavored cupcake.

anontcotrol said...

looks good!

Muhunty said...

very interesting post man thnx

Muhunty said...

nice flower

Slumph said...

beautiful and they look delicious =D

tortacular said...

nice post you got there.

Quinn Electronics said...

those look delicious

David Davidson said...

If I could bake I'd make these.

TechnoMac said...

thats one cute cupcake

Hotsaucer said...

Wow, that looks too pretty to eat.

BradsSportsBlog said...

awesome - very creative!

miecak said...

Those look great!

Switcher said...

wow those look amazing!

infostation said...

Oh that is just adorable!

Tweek said...

Great post! Following you.

Hester Prynne said...

too cute to eat!

Nie Mand said...

They do look awesome.

Fuuuuuuuu said...

delicious!

The Cheapskate chef said...

awesome cupcakes!

Rezden said...

This look almost too good to eat. :)

Savage Nugget said...

Wow those are really cute. :D

Ichirandu said...

want one NAOOOO

indiecola said...

oh my, i want that! very awesome. keep up the work!

Jackie said...

This is awesome, keep it up!

Menial said...

i'll take one.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Wow that takes a lot of work!
...and a pair of steady hands ;D

grizz said...

this sounds awesome. i gotta try it

P0wermjp said...

nice work again

P0wermjp said...

gief

Donkote said...

when i first saw the picture i thought it was a real flower..

amidoinitrite? said...

so tasty!

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crose0689 said...

aww there verry cute

JDF said...

Sounds delicious.

Slumph said...

Purdy as hell.. more like this? =D

nick said...

wow this loks so tasty

Kikino said...

nice ill ask my mom to make me some lol

Red Baron said...

mmm mmm good

ilikeicecream said...

who would want to eat this!

Abigale Consulting said...

These looks great...so pretty!

Swift Love said...

those are too pretty to eat!

Dan said...

Oh my gosh, thats amazing! My mom could never make anything that good :(

hungrr said...

It looks to good to eat for real!

Galwarrior said...

Looks tasty

MacPCharmony said...

I like this :)

Chi-chan said...

These are adorable :)

The Square Circle said...

wow. very cute treat.

Per S said...

I couldn't eat that! It looks so real!!

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