My cousin asked for two dozen red velvet cupcakes with.... TIARAS.
Now, I originally wanted to make the tiaras all elaborate looking with chocolate, then piping them in the design that I wanted. But I had no chocolate and I haven't really done that before. I tried with royal icing, and I just suck at working with royal icing. I made it pink and piped it, and then formed it around a wine glass, so that it could dry with the curve, but I didn't want them to look so.... handmade, for lack of a better description, and they looked to delicate to remove. I put a lot of thought and research into it and finally concluded that I should just stick with what I know for now and make the tiaras, which are more crowns than anything, out of fondant. I just used a star cutter to cut out points and then added pearls at the tips. Then those looked pretty boring and lonesome.
So I decided to add wands. :) I was most proud of this part. I cut out 2 stars for each cupcake and dusted them with gold pearl dust. Then, I used a piece of SPAGHETTI to attach the stars to. :) That may not be original, but I thought I was pretty smart for coming up with that without influence.
To go along with this little princess, tiara, wand looking-thing, theme, I found my prince charming frog cupcake liners. They went perfect. :D
So I made the cupcakes with EXTRA filling, because I'm sick of my cupcakes sliding around in the boxes. I need to start doing this all the time because it definitely makes my life easier and puts transportation at ease. I let the crowns and wands dry for a day and made the cupcakes, frosted, and assembled, the day of pick up.
After I baked them, I realized I had to put the cupcakes in the box before I frosted. I've learned that I am terrible at handling them and carefully putting them in the box after frosting, I always end up with frosting on my fingers, which isn't always a terrible thing, but messy. I hate messy. :(
She asked for 24, so there you go!
Thanks and enjoy!