Happy Monday! It was a very sweet weekend for me. Besides attending the Celebration Pie Festival and sampling all sorts of delicious pies, there was also some cupcake creating.
Most of you have probably heard of the book Hello, Cupcake. It features very artistically-designed cupcakes with easy-to-follow instructions. Many of the cupcakes depict other food items and it's amazing how real it actually looks. All of the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store and the fanciest tool you'll need is a Ziploc bag to pipe out icing. The second book, What's New, Cupcake, is out now as well and in my opinion it's even better than the first. We tried our hand at making the following: spaghetti and meatballs, cherry and blueberry pie and corn on the cob. Yum is all I have to say!
This was my favorite to make and eat.
How real does it look with the Ferrero Rocher "meatballs," strawberry jam "pasta sauce" and white chocolate shavings as "parmesan cheese?"
The pies were a little more difficult because we couldn't get the icing to pipe out straight over the different levels of filling.
The "cherries" and "blueberries" are m&ms.