Thursday, November 25, 2010
Golden Snitch Cupcakes
So my awesome sister reminded me that my half-brother was turning 25 on the 25th this month (which also happens to be Thanksgiving this year :) ) - so we both thought, almost immediately, that Golden Snitch's were in order to celebrate.
I thought for about a month on what I should do. I searched the internet to see what other people had created. I had initially thought I should do a cake, but after seeing other peoples, and asking opinions, cupcakes seemed more realistic. I got the cupcake idea from Dumbledore's Vegan Army. I wasn't going to make vegan cuppin cakes, but out of all the ideas, that one seemed to be the most realistic....it needed wings that weren't lines and just weird.
So I set to work, planning in my head, talking it through with Drew, and people on Facebook. We came up with what I felt was a pretty decent plan. Here's how it played out:
I made sugar cookies that looked like mustaches and had a little tab in the middle of them. I brought these up to Seattle with us and frosted them last night since I needed the icing to set before painting them gold. This morning, I painted them gold with gold pearl dust.
Once those were done and waiting, I made some sweet cuppin cakes and frosted them. I put some gold sprinkles on those.
Then! I shoved the tab on the cookies into the middle of the cupcakes and let them sit around for their debut!
They weren't perfect, but I think they turned out well enough - especially since I didn't have my icing spatula, and for some reason, my icing didn't set properly...even though it was mad delicious!
so...what do you think??? (I would have had gold cupcake liners if I could have found them quickly, but I couldn't, so they were silver)
Posted by Maddy at 9:45 PM