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!