Happy Saturday morning 🙂 I have a full post in my head for my somewhat unusual week... but it hasn't made it to my fingertips yet. In the meantime, after posting these Festive Bright Cupcakes yesterday on Facebook & Instagram and seeing how much everyone loved them, I thought I'd share a quick post tonight about them!
It's funny that they got so much attention because I put very little thought into them. My customer was very non-specific - she wanted "bright, festive cupcakes" with different colored frosting.
I asked Sarah to grab me a few bright colors out of the bin and she brought me pink, green and yellow. Perfect.
My hand has been really hurting a lot lately. My sweet Sarah helped some more by getting out 3 bowls and starting to mix in the color. Unfortunately, she didn't quite mix enough pink. But when I reached for the pink to make more, I looked again at the cupcakes and thought they could use one more color.
So we did purple!
Festive Frilly Bright Cupcakes
Instead of using up another disposable bag, I put it straight into the pink bag and got this pretty, pretty pink edged look on several of the purple cupcakes! I liked that look so much that I repeated with some yellow in the green bag to get a few like this:
The Piping Tip
OH and before you ask... I used an Ateco Tip #867 from this Large Tube Set (my favorite set by far for all cupcake decorating jobs!). This is also known as a French Tip and this #869 is very similar!
So, I made 3 dozen of these pretty bright cupcakes... then 3 dozen chocolate on chocolate to go with them...
I added some pastel confetti to them to brighten them up and make them as happy as the others 😉
And that was that! I got 6 dozen cupcakes out the door and then I was able to ice my hand and rest for the rest of the day! I hope you're all planning to have a fantastic weekend!
Updated: I forgot to mention, these were white almond sour cream cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. And there were also chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream! 🙂
I know it's probably in one of your blogs, but, what recipe do you use for your frosting?
Sorry - I should've included a link! This is vanilla buttercream: https://rosebakes.com/VanillaButtercream
HI! I love your posts!!! How did you pipe your frosting like that? Can you do a demo? They look beautiful!!!
I did a video Maria - come back and see!
What brand of colors did you use for these? I really like the green.
Americolor Electric Green: http://amzn.to/22pKCzy
These look so bright and beautiful! I love the frosting, and the different piping look.
I would love to invite you to also link up this post at Funtastic Friday, happening now. http://www.homespunengineer.com/funtastic-friday-68/
Done, thank you!
I am obsessed with these cupcakes! I love the way you piped your icing! And the colors are fantastic! Pinning and sharing! Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Thank you so much!
What brand of colors do you use? I can never get mine that vibrant.
I use Americolor gel colors!
Is there a way to swirl 3 different color icing for 1 cupcake?
Yes, I take a small icing spatula and smear the 3 colors inside the bag, up the sides.