Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade

I wasn't sure how many people were going to be at the super bowl bash so in addition to the giant oreo cupcake I also made smaller strawberry lemonade cupcakes. Now don't judge to much, cupcakes are not exactly my forte but my sis-in-law Kim is WAY freaking amazing at cupcakes and makes the best ones EVER (seriously not kidding, the lemon ones are to die for - if you ever want cupcakes let me know and I will get you in touch with her) so I got a few of her recipes. I don't know why I struggle with cupcakes since they are just smaller cakes and I can do cakes, but they came out heavy - yummy, but heavy (I will figure this out though and somehow make good cupcakes). Anywho, the frosting is also a strawberry lemonade frosting; can you tell I love strawberry lemonade? The first batch of frosting was a bit grainy but I got all that figured out on the next batch and they are DELICIOUS! Beanie helped me make the little strawberry lemons that sat on top and then we had little pink sprinkles and yellow lustre dust. YUM!!!

Blaire's oreo cupcake

My sis-in-law Blaire wanted either a giant cupcake or a giant donut for her birthday and since my awesome hubby got me a giant cupcake pan for Christmas that is what we went with. The cake is a chocolate cake with bits of oreo mixed in. The filling inside is buttercream with oreo pieces and then it is covered with marshmallow fondant to make the cupcake liner and buttercream with crushed oreo sprinkles. The candles are made out of fondant.