Hi, I’m back. Things have been more stressful than I care to deal with lately. We’re putting on a huge event at work, with more than 600 people, and I’ve been scrambling around dealing with caterers, publicity and the like. Part of my job is to solicit donations. My goal is $2,000, right now I’m at about $800 and only have a week left. Because of budget cuts, my job position is getting the boot in the next few months, and I’m working really hard to prove I’m a valuable employee who can put on a rocking party. Oh, I’m an event planner, if you didn’t catch that part. I’ve also been spending all of my free time applying to jobs, since I’m pretty sure an event planner is one of the first things to go when budgets are cut.
Last week was a tough one, and I’m afraid it is only going to get harder until I: 1. Get laid off, 2. Find another Job, or 3. Get promoted (it’s a possibility, it’s just looking very bleak.)
So, I created these this weekend to cheer me up.
Springtime Cupcakes! I love how charming these Easter cupcakes are.
I got to use my arsenal of frosting tips. This was my first time making these particular designs. This one turned out ok.
These looked a little funky.
This one may have been my favorite.
Easter eggs in the grass cupcake.
The hat cupcakes were a big hit. Sadly, I didn’t get a good picture of them. This is the worst looking one with a broken brim and melty buttercream. They were a blast and easy to make. I found the instructions at My Cake School Blog.
Then I made these, which I thought looked really Dr. Seuss-like.
These cupcakes are so vibrant and cheerful. How can they not cheer you up? I spent the rest of the week pushing them on my friends, neighbors, strangers…you know, my usual routine, so I won’t have a house full of cupcakes.
How To: Easter Cupcake Frosting
- Buttercream Icing Recipe from Wilton with Wilton Icing Gels
- Swirl made with a 1M icing tip and this technique
- Star technique – you can use an 18 tip or a 1M for larger stars.
- Star flower technique
- Dots technique
- Round tip frosting technique (affectionately called the cow pattie)
- Grass Technique
- Hat Technique
- Not pictured – the shaggy mum. Just don’t.
You’ll also need peeps and jelly beans to really add to the Easter Cheer.