Every year, my family is on a ski trip when it's my brother's birthday. Jason happens to love skiing, and many of his birthday cakes from the local grocery store featured a skier figure, much like the one on the cupcake above. About 1/3 of the time, Jason has selected a Yule Log cake for his birthday. He likes the way they look, even though he dislikes the raspberry jam that's in it. This year I thought ski-themed cupcakes would be perfect for his birthday. What did he choose?
I always wonder what the people at the bakery think when they write "Happy Birthday" on a Yule Log.
Despite Jason not picking cupcakes for his birthday treat, I still wanted to make ski mountain cupcakes. My family had a dinner date with some friends and so what would my contribution be? Ski cuppies!
When we were at the grocery store getting the ingredients for the cupcakes, I asked the bakery counter if they would sell me some plastic skiers. I got a cute little package of two plastic skiers and two pine trees. Perfect! I would make the rest of the cupcakes look like moguls with frosting and coconut.
Fluffy Vanilla Frosting to top of the cuppies. I used a knife to make a mound of frosting (my mom came over and demanded more frosting). I dumped some sweetened shaved coconut into a shallow bowl and dipped the frosted cupcakes into the coconut to make the moguls look snowy. If you have white/clear sanding sugar, you could use that instead of the coconut.
Chocolate cuppies hot out of the oven!
I used an extra dab of frosting to get the skier to stay. Since I'm not with my SLR camera, my dad and I used our phone cameras to take the cuppies on a little photo shoot.