Look -- They're Little Footballs!

I’m so proud of these cupcakes.  Mostly because I googled “Marzipan Football” and nothing came up.  So I like to think that I’ve beaten some kind of new path here in the cupcake world.  That may or may not be true, but I think I would like to leave it at that. Play by play:

A)    Green Grass

  1. Swiss Butter Cream Frosting.   Emphasis on the Butter.  Went into OT on creaming it, but it was worth pushing through the appearance of curdling.  The smoothy texture made a comeback in the end.
  2. BOO YA on that glorious green color.  So turf-y.
  3. So excited about using the X-mas present from Madie – Couldn’t have done this without my cake decorating set J

B)    Yellow Buttermilk Cupcakes

  1. Fluffy, buttery, and not dry.   Winner Winner Chicky Wingy Dinner.
  2. Cake flour (non-self rising)… Fun Fact: you can so easily MAKE YOUR OWN.  Every 1 cup of cake flour = 1 cup of all-purpose flour minus 2 tablespoons of the all-purp and add 2 tablespoons of corn starch.  Voila!

C)    Little Footballs

  1. Made o MARZIPAN.  Yum.
  2. That color, btw, not easy… but pretty darn good from just Red Yellow and Blue, right?  Cole and I made a good team effort there.

D)  D.  For Doody.  And last, but not least, the “special cupcake” made “e-special-ly” for my “special dad”.   Sorry, everyone else, but we couldn’t resist.  I know he will cry tears of laughter and pride and joy when he sees this.