I had the pleasure of making cupcakes for my attending's son's third birthday today. Carlos really likes Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie "Cars" so I decided to use that as a theme for the cupcakes. I found some Cars cupcake liners at a party supply store (some similar ones are here) as well as some hard sugar decorations from the movie (available online here)
Here are what the edible frosting decorations look like:
I decided to go once again for my vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting. They are so easy to make and they were a big success last week. Here's a tip for those of you that like to use character cupcake liners: double up on the liners. Wilton's cupcake liners are typically not grease proof, which means that once you bake them they will lose their brightness and become more translucent.
I didn't have enough of the hard sugar decorations to cover all of the cupcakes, so I used some large star sprinkles in the same color theme.
The frosting is done with a Wilton Decorating Tip 2D.
I used some plastic cupcake containers that I purchased from a local bakery and decorated them with cupcake ribbon.
In their proper place
Happy birthday, Carlos!