Decorating Cupcakes...with Cupcakes?!
Feb. 20, 2012 5:09 pm
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 8:12 pm
Mini Cupcake Cupcake Toppers
One evening, while browsing
Pinterest (the most addicting website after All Recipes in my foodie/crafty/inspiration-seeking opinion), I came across a picture of what I think is probably the cutest thing you could possibly do to a cupcake, cake, cookie... or basically any sort of
decorated baked good, I suppose.
The picture originated from a blog called Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and I was immediately obsessed with the idea featured in the blog post:
Cupcake Cupcake Toppers. Her pictures were so lovely that I knew I just had to try it. Always looking for an excuse to bake, I decided to whip up a batch of Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes and a bowl of Creamy Frosting (both recipes from AR) just so I would
have something to put these cute little things on top of.
The best part (aside from the unbearable cuteness) is the sheer simplicity of the idea. To create these adorable cupcake toppers all you need are Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, frosting, and any sort of decorations you can dream up. You simply remove
the peanut butter cup from the outer foil wrapping, leaving it in the paper cup. Instant cupcake! Why, oh why, did I never realize how much a Reese's Cup resembles a teeny tiny cupcake? To think of all the cupcakes that have left my kitchen unadorned by a
mini cupcake topper! The shame!
After removing the foil, all you have left to do is pipe a little swirl of frosting onto the Reese's Cup and decorate as desired. On these particular cupcakes, I used a Wilton 2A tip for the actual cupcake frosting and a Wilton 12 for the mini cupcake. I like
the way that the mini cupcake swirl mimics the larger swirl, just as the heart sprinkles go from small to tiny between the cupcake and the topper. I also used these toppers on some cupcakes that I did with 2D and 1M tips and those turned out great too.
A huge thank you to the author of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen for the amazing idea! I am always so inspired by people who
come up with these extraordinarily creative ideas; maybe one day I'll think up one of my own! :)