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Summery Cupcakes

July 17, 2008

A friend asked me to make some cupcakes for her sister’s birthday yesterday. These are chocolate cupcakes (using my chocolate cake recipe, which translates very well into cupcakes, and makes about 36). The icing is vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream (the recipe from Toba Garrett’s The Well Decorated Cake), and the decorations are made from fondant.

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4 comments

  1. Purty!!


  2. These look just lovely! How do you get the frosting so perfectly on there? I feel like when I try to make cupcakes the frosting is a complete mess.

    Great blog! It’s making me have a major sweet tooth 😉


  3. Thanks Danni! I think the recipe you use for the frosting makes all the difference – some frostings just don’t hold. This is a Swiss merengue buttercream, which is pretty good at this type of topping. And other than that, I think practice makes perfect! 🙂


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