With the onslaught of cake and cupcake decorating shows on television, it seems everyone is getting the urge to play with frosting and colour. Go above and beyond the typical frosted cupcakes with these novelty cupcake decorating ideas. With an ounce (or pound) of patience and a steady hand, the only thing that limits you is your imagination. Embrace the creative process involved in making one-of-a-kind cupcakes.
Easter is the only time of year you can put your hands on traditional favourites that include cream filled chocolate eggs and marshmallow chicks. Use these, along with other Easter favourites like jelly beans and chocolate bunnies, in your cupcake decorating. Top pastel coloured swirls of frosting with marshmallow chicks. Stick jelly beans around the edge of the cupcakes. Chocolate bunny ears inserted on either side of the cupcake along with large frosted or even plastic eyes will delight guests. Another idea is to arrange the cupcakes with plastic eggs filled with candy pushed through the middle so that only the top is visible, surrounded by frosted grass.
Dr. Seuss books are filled with novel ideas for cupcakes. Make "Cat in the Hat" miniature cupcakes by topping them with miniature white chocolate peanut butter cups. On top of the chocolate, layer red and white hard candy rings. Frost another dozen cupcakes in blue. Top with multicoloured fish-shaped gummy candy.
Serve your poker buddies cupcakes. They won't think it's such a lame idea when they behold the cool designs on your cupcakes. Make a batch of fondant in various colours. Cover half the batch of cupcakes in solid colours of fondant. Cut out a small white circle of fondant and "glue" it on top of the cupcake using regular frosting. Write a number on top of it with black frosting. Cover the other half of the cupcakes with white fondant and a stripe of colour. Use the small white circle to number these "pool balls" as well.
Create a bull's eye on a dozen cupcakes. Stick plastic darts in the cupcakes and serve to your guests. Shape fondant into the shape of dice. Top each cupcake with a pair of dice.
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