Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cupcake Couture Blog Party and Giveaway and my Sprinkles will Fly Patriotic Cupcakes


Challenge given to me by my "Sprinkles will Fly" blog party hosts ~
Decorate a 4th of July cupcake to coordinate with a red, Olivia Cupcake Couture Wrapper

Challenge given to myself ~
Make sprinkles look like they are flying over cupcake.

What do you think? 
Did I succeed?


It's always such an honor to be asked to participate in a blog party along with incredibly talented bloggers, and I love taking on whatever challenge is thrown my way. So, when, Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture and Betsy from Java Cupcake invited me to join in the fun, I jumped at the chance. 

To make my cupcake design coordinate with my cupcake wrappers and the blog party theme, I chose my favorite decorating medium, chocolate. In this case, I used white chocolate to pipe swirly cupcake toppers which where sprinkled with red and blue jimmies to give the illusion of flying sprinkles. These toppers are super easy to create and will add a touch of whimsy to your Fourth of July festivities. 


To display my cupcakes, I created a simple display using a plate that just happened to match my cupcake wrapper. I'll admit, aside from my elaborate Halloween displays, I don't go overboard when creating a place to serve my treats. I just grab whatever I can find in my cupboards, and work with it.

The food should be star of the show, so using a plain background paper and a simple plate, is enough to show off these festive cupcakes.


Sprinkles will Fly 4th of July Cupcakes 

You'll Need:

melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating/candy melts*
baked cupcakes
white frosting

Squeezeit Mold painter, disposable pastry bag or zip top bag with small round pastry tip (#3-#6)
parchment paper lined baking sheet
pastry bag fitted with large round pastry tip, 2A

*for detailed instructions regarding melting chocolates, read my Chocolate Making Tips page

Instructions:


Pour melted and tempered white chocolate or melted white confectionery coating/candy melts into the Squeezeit Mold painter, disposable pastry bag or zip top bag fitted with small round pastry tip (#3-#6.)

Pipe out swirls, like those pictured above. Immediately pour some red and blue sprinkles over top of the white chocolate swirls. Repeat, creating more than enough swirls to top your cupcakes. Believe me, some will break as you are working with them.



Refrigerate for a few minutes, just long enough for the white chocolate to set. 



Wrap your cupcake wrappers around the cupcakes. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Sprinkle red and blue jimmies over frosting. Place one sprinkle covered swirl in the center of each cupcake. 


You can make the cupcake toppers up to a month before your party, then the day of the party, add them to the tops of your frosted cupcakes.

As I mentioned, this post is part of a blog party and giveaway. The amazing bloggers listed below all participated and created unique 4th of July cupcakes. Be sure to stop by and check out their creations.


A Pumpkin & A Princess
An American Cupcake in London
Bella Cupcake Couture
Chronicles of a Foodie
Creative Food
Cupcakes Take the Cake
Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
Haniela's
Healthful Pursuit
Hoosier Homemade
Hungry Happenings
In Katrina's Kitchen
Inside BruCrew Life
Java Cupcake
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Love From the Oven
Make Bake Celebrate
Not Just a Mommy
Not Your Mommas Cookie
Pint Sized Baker
Sugar Swings! Serve Some
The Baking Cup
Cupcake Project
The Decorated Cookie

Now onto the best part of this post, the giveaway. Are you ready for this? You could be the lucky recipient of this cupcake prize pack. All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck!






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Bella Cupcake Couture
The Smart Baker
India Tree
Lucks Food Decorating Company
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48 comments:

  1. Awesome cupcakes! I love the fireworks, great use of the sprinkles.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Your fireworks look like the wrappers! So super cute!!!!

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    1. It was so easy to replicate the pattern on the wrapper. I love the design. Thanks for including me in your party.

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  3. Beautiful! I love that you matched the swirl design - so easy too! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I found it was super easy to duplicate the swirl pattern and was happy with how they turned out.

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  4. Those are the cutest cupcake toppers! I love how they are flying over the cupcakes!!!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad it looks like they are flying!!! Thanks, Jocelyn.

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  5. I love the Olivia Swirl in Navy Blue!

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  6. Those are so clever! I love working with candy melts, but I never thought to make them into toppers!

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  7. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

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  8. Girl, it seems like we are always on the same track! These candy melt toppers were my original plan then I changed my mind at the last minute. You did a FANTASTIC job on them, they are great! Can't wait to try them out sometime.

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  9. you did indeed succeed!! love these beth!

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  10. I love the Patriotic Stars and Stripes wrappers.

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  11. Beth you really captured "Flying Sprinkles"!
    Such a fun festive cupcake!

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  12. Wow Beth - your cupcake is sparkling with cuteness! I love how you carried out the theme of the wrapper right onto the cupcake!

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  13. Your sprinkles are flying!! Love it! It matches your wrapper perfectly too :)

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  14. The Olivia Swirl wrappers in navy are very cute too. Love your challenge design!

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  15. You did achieve your goal with the flying sprinkles! And you are right - the plain background really makes your cupcakes stand out! My favorite cupcake wrapper is the dark blue one - I think it would balance any toppings that are red and white - the easiest colors to work with.

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  16. I love the Olivia. I would mix the red and white & the navy swirl

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  17. I love those flying sprinkles toppers. Brilliant!

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  18. How fun! Your sprinkles are flying everywhere ;)

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  19. that is really cool nice work

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  20. Beth, You met your goal; they look fantastic!

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  21. red striped! So professional looking!
    Charlotte

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  22. I like the Stars and Stripes one!!! Beth, your work should be considered art and displayed in museums!!! <3

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    1. Having a museum display would be cool. My mom's art has actually been on the Smithsonian's Christmas tree and on display on the White House Christmas tree too. I doubt I'll ever be able to say the same for me!

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  23. I actually like the ones you chose, the Olivia! :) Fun cupcakes, Beth. Thanks for a great giveaway, too. :) HAPPY SUMMER!

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  24. I LOVE this idea!!! I can't wait to get the oooohs and aaaaaaahs (like we do at the fireworks )from the family :) Thank you

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    1. I do hope these cupcakes get some ooohs and aaahs if you make them! Enjoy.

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  25. I think the Patriotic Stars and Stripes are great.

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  26. Oh my goodness! These are beautiful and delicate looking - perfect for the 4th.

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  27. I'm in LOVE with this!! It's sooo adorable and VERY creative. it's so neat how the plate matches and even the swirls of the fireworks with the swirl in the cupcake wrappers. Excellent!

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    1. It was fun trying to create a cupcake that matched the beautiful design on the cupcake wrapper. I got lucky that I had a plate that also matched perfectly. Thanks for including me in the party!

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  28. Once again you are "wow"-ing me. Love, love, love this. Very simple, and easy! Reminds me of the spooky trees I make for my Halloween cupcakes. Awesome idea, will be making this! Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you Melissa. These cupcakes sure are easy to make and they look better in person than in the photo!

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  29. These are so fun! I also love how super easy they are to create.

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  30. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

    carolyn
    homework &
    DETAILS

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  31. Die gefallen mir richtig gut, sind sehr schön gelungen. Tolle Arbeit.

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