Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Cupcakes for School Bake Sale

My youngest goes to nursery school here which is like preschool back in the states. It is attached to the primary school which has a rotating bake sale each month for the various classes. This month Nursery (preschool) and Reception (pre-K) have their turn to bring in treats for the bake sale. They say that all the money goes straight to the classrooms, so I'm more than happy to bake these treats for them. 

When I asked my older kids what kind of cupcakes to make they insisted on spring cupcakes. While I was trying to get them to tell me what flavor the cupcakes should be, they said it didn't matter as long as they looked cool. So here are my cool spring cupcakes.

The recipe for the cupcake is Williams Sonoma's Vanilla Cupcake  and the icing is the Williams Sonoma Quick Buttercream. I add 1/2 tsp of vanilla beans in addition to the vanilla extract to make it an extreme vanilla icing flavor. For the butterfly cookies I used Sweetopia's Sugar Cookie Recipe and the flowers are just a marshmallow fondant. I don't have a recipe for the fondant because I just eyeball it every time. Then I added a touch of colorful sprinkles for the cupcake and a silver ball sprinkle for the center of each flower. Although these cupcakes turned out beautifully, they taste just as good as they look.

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Teral said...

These look amazing! I hope there are a few left over for Thursday night ...