Bridal Shower CupcakesMay 5, 2008 at 9:56 AM | Posted in cupcakes | 41 Comments
Tags: red velvet, vanilla bean cream cheese frosting
Hopefully my previous teaser pictures peaked your curiosity about my next cupcake project and didn’t make you wanna wring my neck! (or maybe both? LOL)
Obviously from the subject line, I made these cupcakes for my FSIL’s bridal shower this past Saturday. Her wedding colors are red, black and white. The bridesmaids are wearing red dresses and black heels. So I ran with that idea while creating her red velvet cupcakes w/ vanilla bean cream cheese frosting cupcakes. The cupcakes are red, the frosting is white and the vanilla bean specks added a little touch of black. Am I a genius or what? (Nikki, consider this a rhetorical question which does not require an answer…)
You can find the red velvet w/ vanilla bean cream cheese frosting recipe here.
Of course I couldn’t just leave it at that right? She *is* marrying my husband’s brother so I guesssss she deserves something a tad more special. After mulling over my creative juices, I got the brilliant (or insane?) idea of personalizing half of the cupcakes with a chocolate mongram.
Hopefully you can read that it says “AW” with a couple of silver dragee accents (Shout out to my girl, Dawn, who sent me the dragees!) and… NO it does not stand for “attention whore” since I know some ppl (*cough* Nina *cough* ) will assume that. HAHA!
A = groom’s first initial
W = bride’s first initial
Now I know a couple readers are probably wondering why I didn’t do just “W” or spell out her name since its just *her* day to shine but my BIL and FSIL have a running inside joke with their initials and the namesake rootbeer so I thought it would be fun to include “A” in the day too if only just on the cupcakes.
I think personalizing is a very elegant way to dress up cupcakes and bring it from kiddy to klassy! Its not too hard either!
1. Print out a template with the font and size that you want from a computer
2. Tape the template down to a baking sheet
3. Cover and tape wax paper over the template
4. Melt some chocolate and fill pastry bag
5. Use a Wilton 3 piping tip to trace the lettering
* You might have change piping tip depending on font and size of the lettering
6. Put in freezer to set.
* If you making these a few days early, freeze for 10 minutes to set then cover with saran wrap (to avoid any condensation) and store in freezer or frig until ready to use. (I made mine 2 days before and it worked great!)
7. Peel back wax paper slowly to release chocolate and decorate cupcake!
Easy peasy! Even April could do it so you know its gotta be easy! (Me teasing! I keed b/c I wub!)
Any questions, please feel free to ask!
Husband rating: (No boys allowed)
Wifey rating: A+
This is my go-to red velvet recipe (right now). I loved how the chocolate letters turned out. I’ll definitely have to do this again for my next special occasion.
Other rating: A+
Everyone raved about the cupcakes – the flavor and the design. Alot of guests suggested that W do them for her wedding favors. How flattering! There were no leftovers.
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