Cute, right? There are three different designs: sea turtles, sharks, and beach towels and floats on the sand. I just love the way they turned out! Now, for the flavors. She requested two of the same flavors as her last order - Marble with Chocolate Buttercream and Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing.
For the turtles:
You'll find the tutorial on how to use these three candies plus mini chocolate chips to create those adorable turtles here. (Sorry, no tutorial from me this time - I need to invest in a better camera - someday...)
I used LifeSavers Gummies Collisions for the floats and Sour Gummy Rips for the towels. I frosted the cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and then dipped them in graham cracker crumbs for the sand.
For the shark fins I used a gray heavyweight card stock and made my own toppers. Fold the paper in half. Once you have the desired shape drawn for the fin, trace it onto the card stock on the fold, cut out, poke a toothpick up through folded end of fin, and glue toothpick and edges of paper together to make a double-sided topper.
I hope the kids enjoyed these cupcakes as much as I did making them! Now go ahead and try them for yourself. Summer is coming to an end and what better way to remind yourself of all that summertime fun on the water?
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Until next time, happy reading and more importantly, happy cupcake-ing!