Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Rio ("Blue") Birthday Cupcakes
A pair of jumbo cupcakes surrounded by 48 mini cupcakes make this birthday centerpiece (only a portion is shown). "Sand" cupcakes were covered in cinnamon sugar (my solution for the birthday girl's request for "no frosting"). Others were piped with blue icing. Mini cupcakes had chocolate shells and beach umbrellas for accent. Main cupcakes were topped with a fondant sign and "Blue" the parrot. The bird was hand-molded out of gumpaste and painted with various shades of blue with an airbrush.