May 25, 2012

Beach Cupcakes

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged. I'm sorry. As my way of apologizing, here are fun pictures of some beach cupcakes me and my sisters made! My sister-in-law is an HR Manager and really, really, REALLY loves her job. I wasn't even being sarcastic (surprising, I know) - she actually does!!

She wanted to make these cupcakes to take for a birthday celebration and my sister and I offered our services. It was a fun night filled with warding off small children from the chocolate cupcakes, the intense smell of Extra Bubble Gum and finding graham cracker crumbs EVERYWHERE including down my shirt. How did that even happen?

They were really simple to make, just a little time consuming because she made like 50. \

You'll just need:
- Cupcakes of your own choosing (obviously the white cake makes a more believable oceanscape but chocolate tastes better in my opinion)
- Vanilla frosting, one batch tinted pale yellow and one batch tinted pale blue
- Blue sprinkles
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Gumballs (or any round candy.. gobstobbers could work too I suppose!)
- Sticks of bubble gum
- Tiny cocktail umbrellas

All you gotta do is pipe half of the top of the cupcake with blue frosting for the ocean and the other half with the yellow for the beach. Then sprinkle the blue sprinkles over the blue frosting and the graham crackers over the yellow.

Voila! Your beach and your ocean. ADORABLE!

So many cupcakes.

Then, just mold a piece of gum into the beach chair position. We found it helped to hold the gum in our hands to make it warmer and thusly more pliable. Then take some frosting and secure it to the cupcake. 

Plop a gumball into the beach, or if you're like my sister, throw some into the ocean.. ha!

Finally, stick your umbrella in the sand for some much needed shade, and you've got your super adorable beach cupcakes right in time for summer!!

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