Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ladybug Cupcakes for Baby J

Everybody all together now...AAAAAAWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! Aren't those little ladybugs the cutest? They were pretty tasty too, at least that's what I was told.

I made these cupcakes for a baby shower recently. Since it was the beginning of October, I figured that pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting would be the perfect fall touch. It also helps that I know how much the mom-to-be loves pumpkin.

The lady bugs garnish were hand painted candies I made from melted chocolate and candy melts. Let me tell you, making your own candies with melted wafers and candy molds is hard, but hand painting details is insane!

The cupcake stand is a standard cardboard cupcake tree that I covered with wrapping paper and strips of red cardstock that I stamped with ladybugs. It looked super christmas-y by itself, but the chocolate brown cupcake liners pulled it all together and went beautifully with the color scheme of the party.

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