If you are planning a ballerina themed birthday party, you are probably considering the perfect cake for the birthday girl. Although cakes are the traditional dessert option, cupcakes are a simple way to create fun ballerina themed treats in individual serving sizes. Plus, they can be made at home or you can provide your ideas to a professional baker to make for you.
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One of the easiest ways to make cupcakes into a particular theme is to top plain cupcakes with cupcake plastic toppers. Simply frost the cupcakes in your chosen colour palette and then place the toppers into the cupcakes, on top of the frosting. Bakeries and cake supply stores carry different plastic designs with prongs on them that can be inserted into the cupcake. Look for ballerinas, ballet shoes and tiaras. Or if you have the artistic ability, you can mould your own out of modelling chocolate. Another option is to use a candy mould to make chocolates in the ballerina shapes and place those on top of your cupcakes.
If you want a more cake-like look with the single serving style of cupcakes, you can use the cupcakes themselves to make a cake. Place 24 to 48 cupcakes on a serving platter so they are close together and in a rectangular shape. Then frost the tops of them as if they were one large cake to give the illusion of the cake shape. For decoration, you could use cake toppers in the ballerina theme. Or, you can use a template from a baking supply store to frost ballet slippers on the tops of the cupcakes. Another simple way to decorate the cake is to use edible sugar paper and print a picture of the birthday girl dressed up like a ballerina using edible ink. Then place the picture on top of the frosted cupcakes. When it comes time to serve, you can break the cupcakes apart for easy portioning.
If you are the more artistic type, you can create the cupcakes to look like ballerinas. Use white or pink cupcake papers to bake the cupcakes in. These will give the look of the tutu. Or you can bake the cupcake and then place cupcake papers upside down on top of the cupcakes to look like the skirt. To create the bodies, you can either mould your own out of modelling chocolate or you use plastic doll halves that you can purchase at your local craft store.
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