Here's a fun idea if you want to make spring themed cupcakes. I made these for the annual Relief Society birthday party earlier this month and these three were the only cupcakes left. I forgot to take a picture of my 'field' of cupcakes which was really cool, take my word on that!
I had inside knowledge about the colors they were using for decorations (blue and green) since I helped a little with the decorating. I wanted to do something a little different than the standard iced (boring) cupcake. I use food coloring gels for my icing, in case you were wondering.
I started with Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake from Betty Crocker for the 'dirt.'
I used my standard butter cream recipe:
BUTTER CREAM ICING
¾ cup butter
¾ cup shortening
4 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1/3 cup water
In large mixer bowl, combine butter shortening and powdered sugar, beat until very creamy. Add lemon juice and vanilla; mix until well blended. Add water and mix until very light.
The filling was my Amaretto whipped cream.
I made this grass using Wilton's tip #233. Here's the technique.
I used tip #103 for the flowers. This was the first time I'd made flowers so I thought they turned out pretty good considering.
And they were a hit, of course!