Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ocean cupcakes

Hanae's ocean cupcakes

Ingredients -

1 batch prepared cupcakes any flavor
1 recipe buttercream icing (see recipe below) colored blu
blue colored sugar sprinkles
Goldfish crackers or other substitute

They were studying oceans & sea life during her birthday so she wanted a water theme. I think I saw these in a Family Circle magazine once & decided to make my own version.

I iced the cupcakes w/ a crumb coat as they were very moist. Then I went back & put more icing on smoothing it in a circular direction. Next I took the back of a spoon & touched it to the the iced cupcake & pulling it away in a smooth motion to create a wavelike look.

Pour some blue colored sugar sprinkles on a plate & gently roll the edges in the sugar. Top off w/ Goldfish crackers or even swedish fish depending on who it's for & what they prefer.


Our Family said...

Oh, what a great idea. I have a double birthday party coming up Saturday, so these caught my eye. You were so creative with the goldfish.
I do have one question about the barbie cake. How did you cut it? :)

sues2u2 said...

I can't take credit for the goldfish. I think I saw something similar in a Family Circle once!

As to slicing the Barbie cake? It was actually easier than I thought it would be (that part bothered me too!) I just put my cake server into the top by the barbie pick & sliced down. I had to cut several slices @ once in order to get the slices out though. It actually wasn't bad & a thinner slice worked out nicely since it was such a tall cake.

Good luck w/ yours! It was kinda fun.