I have a confession to make: I actually made these cupcakes last summer. Why, you ask, am I only showing them to you now? This set of photos has been one of the most daunting folders on my desktop, for ages…I haven’t known where to start! However, with one midterm under my belt as of today, I am happy to announce that my schedule just freed up a little bit, and I was able to check this post off of my To-Do list once and for all!
I was approached last summer with a request for some gluten free cupcakes for a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower. More specifically, the theme was specific to the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish book, with an adorable New Fish baby shower twist!
The design was left up to me, so after checking out this book thanks to youtube (I confess, I had never read it before) I created this set using fondant, a paint brush, and black gel food colour.
The best part about making these cupcakes, was the painting step! They literally came to life before my eyes, much like the pages of a well-loved Dr. Seuss book! The only downside of this order was duplicating 3 dozen of them!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past little while, there’s a very good chance you have heard of minions, whether or not you have seen the Despicable Me movies. If you don’t know them by name, then you at least recognize the yellow, bug-eyed critters in overalls who are all over TV and social media these days.
This was my second attempt at making minion cupcakes so I made them a bit different than the last time around. You can visit my original post here.
These cupcakes were made for a little boy’s birthday. They were gluten-free and vegan. I used Bob’s Red Mill flour blend and xanthan gum, which created the perfect texture (not “gummy“), but I found that the taste of the garbanzo flour was a bit overpowering. In the future I will likely try and make my own blend.
Since making hydrangea cupcakes last year, I have been wondering when I would get to make them again. The other day, my wondering stopped, as I had a request for some peach and cream hydrangeas for a bridal party’s pre-wedding celebration.
I used the same technique as last time, but added a few white nonpareils to give more dimension and make the cupcakes more lifelike.
For the peach hydrangeas I used two different shades of peach-tinted icing, and for the cream, I tinted the icing with ivory food colouring.
This was also my very first request for gluten-free cupcakes. They definitely turned out all right, but I am very eager to do some more experimenting and make them more moist.