I hope you like cakes because in the next few days, starting today, you’ll be seeing a couple of them here. You have been forewarned!
My daughter celebrated her birthday last month. Hubby and I pretty much let her dictate what we were to do. Surprisingly, she didn’t want to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s, where we’ve been having her birthday lunch for the last 3 years. She also didn’t want to go to the mall. There were also no good kiddie flicks we could go see. All she wanted to do was have lunch at home, have dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and before then, decorate some cupcakes.
Decorate some cupcakes? That was an easy enough wish to grant! So I went ahead and made some Butter Cupcakes and Italian Meringue Buttercream. The butter cake recipe is actually good for a 2-layer 10-inch cake. I used some of it to make a 2-layer 6-inch cake. We came up with 24 cupcakes.
This wasn’t the first time my daughter decorated cupcakes. My motherly bias aside, she can already be a worthy assistant of mine. ;) I see cake competition plaques and medals of recognition in her future. *wink*
She used a tip #12 to make those swirls and some candy sprinkles to give the cupcakes a bit of color.
I say my 6-year old did a very good job! You can tell she gave the piping bag a steady squeeze as the swirls are evenly-sized. But that’s just my personal opinion. Hee hee.
We divided the 24 cupcakes between the two of us. I had 12 to decorate. To differentiate my cupcakes from my daughter’s, I piped some soft spikes on mine.
This, for now, is my favorite piping technique for cupcakes. I really do love doing some piping work.
This is the bonus birthday cake we came up with. Now, don’t think my daughter was short changed. She already had a pajama-themed birthday cake for her pajama party. :)
I used Whoppers, mini marshmallows and candy sprinkles to decorate the 6-inch cake. Simple decorations for a soft, moist and yummy cake. ;)
And that’s our birthday cupcakes story. Cheers y’all! I hope y’all started the week in high spirits!