mushroom cupcakes

 mushroom-cupcakes

mushroom-cupcakes

I made mushroom cupcakes for the party.  Edible table decor!

For the cake I used Martha Stewart's yellow buttermilk cupcake recipe, which I had used once before and they were amazing. I decided to make these the day before to save time and to be honest, they were a little dry. Ok, very dry. (Maybe my storage method wasn't exactly airtight.) But they looked really cute! We just ate the tops. Anyway, any white or yellow cake would be fine. I used unbleached kraft cupcake liners as the mushroom base.

Something I learned from this project is how hard it is to achieve true red frosting.  I was about to give up on my pinky color when I realized if I dipped the cupcake in red sugar, pink was transformed to a lovely red! Yay! I piped on the white dots. Viola!