Vanilla Cupcake with tinted Vanilla Buttercream with a Candy Corn Topper
I have been waiting for just the right time to bake these cupcakes...and today was the day. This project started when a client contacted me regarding vanilla birthday cupcakes in turquoise and/or lavender. A vanilla cake is the ideal launch pad for anything sporting something called Bahama Blue with shimmery sprinkles.
The special request also included mini-cupcakes. After baking two dozen, I remembered why I don't typically offer this choice...twice the work for half the cupcake! But, in the spirit of baking in the test kitchen to see if mini-cupcakes would be the right choice, I soldiered forth.
|This cupcake stand is a Fiesta Ware Sweets Comport.|
I tested all three types of shimmery goodness: blue pearls, blue sugar glitter, and purple sugar glitter. The tone on tone looks lovely and using a contrasting color works too. I do love the pearls.
Here's the thing... the test cupcakes only took about half the batter, leaving plenty of standard-sized cupcakes to decorate. And October is a perfect time to explore a Candy Corn Cupcake. I've seen this style of cupcake on Pinterest, so I knew it was doable.
Using the Wilton 1A tip, I piped a circle of Vanilla Buttercream tinted yellow (Wilton gel, Lemon Yellow) as the base of the design.
Then I added a swirl of orange (Wilton gel, Orange).
The swirls aren't perfect and in places there is unevenness, but that's ok. It's a first attempt and I love'm. I also completed a couple Candy Corn mini-cupcakes just to see what that would be like. Oh, they were darling.
I'm grateful to my life partner and his support. I'm grateful that I can laugh at myself and my cupcakes...while eating a handful of candy corn.