Monday, May 14, 2012

A Bouquet of Rose Cupcakes for {Mother's Day}

Hey all. I hope the mothers out there had a fantastic Mother's Day! I know my mom did. We've been on vacation since Thursday and it's been wonderful. Dad rented a really cool vacation home right on the water with a pool and the use of a boat. We've spent the last 3 days swimming, relaxing, fishing, dolphin's just been amazing. The best part has been all the quality time spent with my family! Mother's Day started off with me making breakfast - eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, fruit, orange juice, and coffee. Mom and my mom-to-be sister opened their presents and a few tears were shed (always a bonus in our family if we can strike that chord). :) Then, we spent the day out on the water and in the pool. The crowning glory, though, was the Rose Bouquet of Cupcakes I made for them. These are really beautiful and so very simple to do.

The recipes I used are the chocolate cake from my Decadent Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake post and my favortie icing - Wilton's White Chocolate Buttercream. For the tutorial on how to make the roses, go here. The short of it is, instead of starting on the outside and piping in like you normally do for cupcakes, you start in the middle and pipe outward, making one layer of icing instead of layering as you go. I'm really not very good with the explanations; it's something I'm working on. If you don't understand what I just explained, follow the link above. She even has pictures to show the work as she went.

There you have it. Cupcakes for my sweet mama and my fabulous sister. I can't wait to welcome my niece or nephew this fall! This child is gonna be spoiled! 

I received two custom cupcake orders for this week, so there may not be a new post until the weekend (we'll see). BUT, these are gonna be fun orders and I'll be telling you all about them when they're finished! Also, if you haven't yet, visit my post on the fun summer reading challenge I'm participating in. I'm having a blast with it so far! Until then, happy reading and, more importantly, happy cupcake-ing!

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  1. Wow the frosting looks perfect! I'm a new follower from a blog hop, if you could follow me back that would be great!

  2. My boys are going to love me for meeting you.
    They love cakes!

    Now following you from Welcome Wednesday.

  3. Those are too cute too eat! Following you from Wednesday Hop! Love for you to follow back when you can!

  4. Those look so pretty. My daughter Chloe whose bday is today loves cupcakes. We call her the cupcake queen. She is going to love your blog. Hey there new follower from the Welcome Wednesday link up. We just made Lavender Lemon cupcakes for her birthday treat. They were amazing.

  5. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday this week.

  6. Beautiful! I have a friend who makes these and then arranges them somehow, so they look like flowers coming out of a vase!

    1. Thanks...that was actually my original idea but we were in a vacation home at the beach and I didn't have all of my tools. It really does make a difference where you are when you bake! :)

  7. Your cupcakes are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! You never cease to amaze me with your talent! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  9. Beautiful, you and the cupcakes! Happy to be your newest follower. So glad I stopped by from Creative Thursday. I would love for you to come party with us sometime on our Fabulous Friday link party. Have a great weekend!

  10. Heather, these cupcakes are beautiful! I'll take a bouquet anytime you want to send one :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. These look beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  12. You are such a talented gal!! Perfect for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  13. Cute! These not only look gorgeous, but I bet they taste even better than they look! Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  14. Yum!!! Those look amazing! They are absolutely gorgeous!


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