Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sports Balls Cupcakes

June and July are busy cake-baking months for me. I have a lot of birthdays and parties on most Saturdays of each month. I was asked by my former neighbor to make cupcakes for her son, Eddie's fifth birthday. After some back-and-forth, we came up with 40 cupcakes, three different flavors, and four different designs. I did baseballs, footballs, and basketballs for the boys and princess crowns topped with edible pink pearls for the girls. I was lucky I had a free weekend to do these. I've made dozens upon dozens of cakes and cupcakes for all occasions, but this job was sure a lot of work.

Maybe it was the three different cupcake flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and banana. Maybe it was the vanilla buttercream and chocolate icing tinted in an array of different colors. Maybe it was all the piping. It took me forever to get this job done. I was pleased with how they came out, but just like everything I do, I doubt myself and I think they could have been better.

I had a dozen extra, so my husband and his friend "tasted" them for me and concurred that they were delicious, especially the new banana recipe I tried for the first time (recipe to come in a later post).

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