Sunday, April 26, 2009

Earth Day Cupcakes

Today BF and I connected with a bunch of his scuba diving buddies and celebrated Earth Day with a good old fashioned beach cleanup. Of course, I made cupcakes.

I thought they turned out pretty cute. The cupcakes are cherry flavoured with almond buttercream (The recipes are on one of my previous posts, here). As usual, when baking for people I don't know well, I went with a tried and true recipe that has gotten good reviews in the past.

To keep with the Earth Day theme, I swirled the icing by colouring half of it leaf green and the other half sky blue (nice nature colours!) and filling the pastry bag with half of each (one on each side of the bag). In the center of each, I placed a foil-covered chocolate planet Earth. I picked these up at a local candy store (Sweet Janes near Spring Garden Road for all of you Haligonians out there) and did my best to match the frosting colours to them. The frosting was piped with a 1M tip as usual.

Everyone really liked them and there were none left to bring home, so I think that counts as a success!

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

As cute as usual!

Jacki said...

Thanks! :)

jomamma said...

Beautiful... you are so creative.

Jamie said...

These are soooo cute, Jacki!

Misty said...

These are gorgeous! I think my next cupcake adventure will be with this recipe just because it sounds so tasty!

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Karin said...

I love these cupcakes! Yummy and earth friendly! :)

John said...

Wow
It looks so delicious
Thank for sharing
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