A little random, Tuesday baking inspiration...
Pretty sweet, right? I made these for a cake auction at Mal's preschool, which took place just before Easter. I followed Martha Stewart's Flowerpot Cakes recipe. Topped with mini cupcakes, decorated as flowers.
|Chocolate cake in the pots; yellow cake flowers.|
And finished with candy-melt monarchs, from Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make. You draw your butterfly (or your husband does), then trace it over waxed paper, with melted Wilton's Candy Melts, in a ziplock baggie with the corner cut then reinforced with tape. It dries and hardens fast, so you've got to work quickly! I also used the baggie technique to ice the mini-cupcake flowers, with swirled together lemon and vanilla frosting. You can't really see it in these pics, but the swirl came through onto the petals.
|Toothpicks secure the minis; chocolate chips prop up the butterfly wings.|
|Finished product, garnished with Cadbury Eggs and a furry friend.|
|Extras made tasty snacks for home.|