(Whaaaaaa....? How did that happen?)
Speaking of it being June...
It's graduation season, and I made cupcakes for one of my girlfriends. They had a graduation party for their son on Saturday. The school colors are blue and gold, so I went with my nearly world-famous white buttercream frosting recipe. (There is nothing more unappetizing, in my mind, than blue food, not to mention the gawd-awful long-lasting-blue-mouth-and-lips after-affects brought on by blue frosting.)I use a simple large star tip to frost both large and small cupcakes, going in a spiral motion from the outer edge of the cupcake to the center.
I added stars and flags on two thirds of them. The stars were made with a simple star die punch on glitter cardstock that I then hot glued to toothpicks. I created the Class of 2015 cupcake flags on my computer, and used a glue stick to attach the flags to more toothpicks.
The stars were placed on the large cupcakes, and the flags waved atop the baby cupcakes. I then placed the large cupcakes into extra blue and white checkered cupcake papers for an additional color-pop. I find that I do not have any success with printed cupcake papers when used to actually bake my cupcakes, and so I prefer to use plain white or chocolate brown cupcake papers for actual baking. I then use the cute, colorful printed papers afterwards as an embellishment.
See how easy that was?