Friday, May 21, 2010

My Little Pony Cuppies!

Cuppies! Gotta love'em. I went to a birthday party this week, and decided to bring some snacks. The wonderful thing about little girls' birthday parties is that they are always themed. These days, you get Star Wars parties, Mickey Mouse Parties, Lego Parties, Dora the Explorer parties... the works! Well, this one was a My Little Pony party... so the cupcakes i made, had to be just right!

I started with a classy little pink cupcake, decorated in pink butter cream, and topped with sprinkles. I thought that would be perfect, but the more I looked at them, the more I realized that something was missing.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I'm a perfectionist! I like things to look PERFECT. What I wanted more than anything else is for the little girl to have a HUGE smile on her face when she saw the cuppies.

Honestly, I had NO IDEA what they would look like. My friend Michelle and I actually went to Starbucks and went though some cupcake books looking for ideas. We didn't find any, but I did come up with my idea. So, marshmallow fondant later (I'll post the recipe one day), I hand cut out and painted 24 My Little Pony figures. I ended up tracing the figure then drawing in the rest. This was another excellent example of why I like cookie writers. The best part is that they tasted delicious, and looked super cute. Here's the first 12 that I completed:

It was a wonderful party. Thank you Cathy for the inspiration, and thank you Michelle for the ideas!

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Blitzyflitzy said...

Those are very cute cupcakes!
And look delicious too!

cookies and cups said...

how precious! I used to LOVE My Little Pony when I was little :)

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Cat said...

Is the icing for these pink pony cuppies the Swiss Buttercream you have posted? It's really smooth looking.

Domestic Sugar said...

Cat: It's a half-and half, if I can say that. It's one part swiss meringue, and one part regular butter cream. I'll post the recipe later. For a kid's party, I figured they'd want it a little sweeter. :)

Cat said...

Half and half sounds great for our hot summer. I live in Arizona. I am excited to use your recipe. Thanks for the post and the quick reply. :)