Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm glad I ended my post last week with a notice indicating I'd be busy making and decorating cupcakes. This box of mini cupcakes were made for Sasha Mak's Love Me Love Me Not Vintage Jewelry Trunk Show last Wednesday. In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought, what better way to display the mini cupcakes ordered through me than through a heart shaped box of chocolates!
The display was really easy to set up. I bought the box from Target and it was originally filled with chocolate turtles. It needed to be emptied and I was willing to make the sacrifice and eat some. I baked 12 mini chocolate cupcakes and 12 red velvet cupcakes in red liners and decorated with chocolate and cream cheese frosting. I made the mistake in the morning of trying to transports the cupcakes in a carrier already placed in the heart box, but disaster struck and some of them were melted by the time I got to work. Luckily, I made extra and went home during lunch to decorate some more AND better plan out how I would deliver them successfully. Biggest lessons taken from this mini-crisis was 1) always refrigerate cakes with cream cheese frosting and 2) aluminum foil shaped under a mini cupcake pan can create a stable way of transporting cupcakes in a less than sturdy container.
There was no rhyme or reason to how I decorated each cupcake except that I had a bunch of different types of sprinkles and I really wanted to use all of them. I'll be sharing more photos of the jewelry from the trunk show in a follow-up post, but I thought the cupcakes deserved their own post since Armando took a bunch of photos of them and I am really proud of how they turned out. Hope you enjoyed the photos and are inspired to try out this idea for next Valentine's Day.
Until next time,