Monday, April 27, 2009

You Guessed it! Dalmatian and Firefighter Cupcakes!


Hello Sweet Readers!

Thank you to those of you who stopped by to comment on the last post! Most of you were right :) They were sweet little dalmatian doggie cupcakes! I made these for an order this weekend. They were quite fun and a bit time consuming to make, and the result made me smile! They were for a birthday party for a sweet 5 year old little boy. He wanted a firefighter theme, so I did the dalmatians and these:
I love how the fire hats and hoses came out! I made them with melted candy in a fire hat mold and I used some yellow candy strings for the hoses that I found in a multicolored pack at Marshall's. I just used some black frosting for the ends. They were all very fun when displayed together, too:
It was kind of tricky because I really wanted the dalmatian's faces to be white white. I didn't think the yellow tint of buttercream would look so hot and I really didn't want to use canned frosting (which I used to be able to eat, but cannot stomach anymore), so I went on a search for some white frosting recipes. I tried a couple with butter and they just weren't white enough so I ended up with a cooked frosting that was light, white and kind of marshmallowy. It set up quite differently than buttercream, and was very sleek and shiny. For these cupcakes, I think it went perfectly, but I must admit, buttercream is my favorite!

Thanks again for playing and have a great week!

10 comments:

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow I LOVE the ears on the dalmations! So cute! :D

Nora said...

WOW. These are amazing. My son keeps looking at them and asking me why I can't make those!

bridget in oregon said...

These are adorable! Wish I could eat one! Or two!

(Aside: Dalmatian is spelled with an "a".)

Lisa Smiley said...

Thanks sweet readers!
bridget in oregon- thanks for the correction..just ran by one on my morning run and didn't know i did him the injustice of mispelling his name!:) made the corrections :) thanks!

Angela said...

My girls are having a dalmation birthday party the first week of June. They are obsessed with dalmations. I just did a search for ideas to make dalmation cupcakes and came upon your blog. Those cupcakes are absolutely adorable. What frosting recipe did you use?

Lisa Smiley said...

Angela - Thanks! I used a sugar syrup frosting. It tastes a lot like marshmallow. It's very white and you boil water and granulated sugar to begin. There is no butter, however, so it's sweet, but not fattening! Well, sort of :)

Audrey said...

These are just perfect for my little boys' birthday party next month @ our local firehouse! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you by googling dalmatian cupcakes!

The Parents of Westlake Charter School said...

No way! These are soooo cute!

christiane said...

I would love to make them for my sons first birthday party on Saturday. I am already making a fire engine cake. Do you have the instructions on how to make these?

Lisa Smiley said...

Hi Christiane -There are detailed instructions for these in the book, "Hello Cupcake". Good luck!! The hats were a candy mold that I bought online some years ago.

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