Monday, July 11, 2016

Simple Wedding Cupcakes

This is the first time I ever made wedding cupcakes. I just needed to come up with something simple and easy to commemorate a special newlywed couple. My daughter and I did lots of Pinterest research and we saw the idea of using piped chocolate decorations. 

To keep this super simple we made a vanilla box cake and our "go to" favorite Classic Vanilla Buttercream frosting. I alternate between the vanilla and chocolate all the time and absolutely love them. Check out the Turkey Cupcakes we made for Thanksgiving and you'll find the buttercream frosting recipe links on that page. 

We bought Wilton's Dark Cocoa Melts to pipe our words onto wax paper. Follow the instructions on the package and place your piped chocolate words into the fridge for 5 mins to set. This was extremely easy even for a beginner like me. I can definitely see lots of future cupcakes and desserts utilizing candy melts. I spent the extra $4 for Wilton's disposable candy melts bags. Throw the candy in the bag and follow the directions for melting, then snip the tip and pipe. No mess.

Use a jumbo tip to pipe on the buttercream frosting on your cakes. We bought black sugar pearls at Michael's and sprinkled them on. Lift the piped chocolate words from the wax paper using a frosting spatula and place on your cupcake. 

Viola! I still need some practice to make my chocolate words and hearts flow smoother but not bad for a first time. We even made two monograms, "T" and "D" for the groom and bride. Displaying your cupcakes on a stand always enhances the presentation as well!