Wedding Shower Cupcakes

September 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to make cupcakes for a friend from work’s wedding shower.  A few of us took her and her fiance (a former coworker) out for dinner Friday night.  My friend loves vanilla cake while her fiance loves chocolate cake.  Since I wanted to please them both, I made both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with a simple buttercream frosting.  One of their wedding colors is purple, so I colored the buttercream purple.

The chocolate cupcake recipe I used was the same one I made for my sister’s birthday cupcakes.  My version of vanilla cake is a yellow butter cake.  It’s one of my favorite cake recipes because it’s moist and delicious.  I also tried a new technique for piping on the frosting which I think worked out pretty well.  Instead of my usual swirl design, I tried a smooth “blob” look.

I loved the look of the cupcakes, but I knew they needed something on top.  They looked a little plain and slightly naked.  To dress them up a bit I placed an M&M on top.  I wish I thought ahead and had time to find purple M&Ms, but I did what I could at the 11th hour.

When we were done with dinner and getting up to leave the restaurant, we had a few cupcakes left over.  There was a couple sitting at the table next to us, so as I got up I asked them if they wanted a cupcake.  At the exact same time they both shouted, yes!  We all couldn’t stop laughing.  They told me they had been eyeing the cupcakes and had dared each other to ask for one.


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