I had a busy weekend of cupcaking. My first task was to complete an entry for the Hello Cupcake DC cupcake decorating contest co sponsored by Kitchen Aid. We had to design a cupcake inspired by DC or a DC neighborhood.
I chose to do my Cherry Blossom cupcake (vanilla cupcake with fresh chopped cherries inside and topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting). On top of the cupcake I placed a fondant elephant (who could also be representing a political party - not mine of choice - but hey it works...) with a rainbow of blossoms. The rainbow of blossoms also had two meanings - first they represented all the DC Metro lines and second, they represent Gay Pride - I guess there is a bit of political satire there? The red band behind the word zoo represented the Red Line - which is the metro line you take to get to the zoo and my favorite metro line because I ride it everyday!
My second project was to create a batch of cupcakes for the arrival a new baby boy to the family! My husbands cousin and wife welcomed their new baby boy, Dustin to the family just a short time ago and we were going to head out and visit them after dropping off my cupcake for the competition in Dupont circle. These too were the Cherry Blossom cupcakes.
My last project of the weekend were for a coworker heading out to a high school graduation party. Her school colors were red, white, and black. To accompany the red, white, and black customized fondant decorations, I chose to make red velvet cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting, and chocolate cupcakes with a hint of caramel Swiss meringue buttercream.