They're done!!! It's such a good feeling when you've finished a job and you can sit down and relax knowing everything went well. I'd like to thank the weather for not being a pain in my butt. I was anticipating 85 degrees and muggy for today, but it's actually perfect weather for baking and icing. So here are some pics. There's no recipes really but I'll add little bits of information along the way.
I used Wilton White Nonpareils with Wilton pearlized Sugar Pearls on about half of the cupcakes. Then on the ones with little flowers I used the nonpareils and put a Wilton pearlized Yellow Sugar Pearl in the center of the flower. They're really simple but I think they are dainty and cute:).
They'll be put on my cupcake stands for the shower. I'm really happy these things have gotten so much use since I bought them for our wedding. They've been at bridal showers, baby shower, going away parties, retirement parties.... these stands sure do get around. I just threw a few on one to take a picture to get a feel of what they'll look like.
Alright, let's do a little product test. This is the Martha Stewart cupcake holder. In a word, it's awesome. It holds 24 cupcakes, is very secure, has a handy little handle. I bought this one awhile ago at the Macy's Home Store (confession: I bought it on black friday at like 6 in the morning) and have used it a few times and really like it.
When making the cupcakes for my sisters baby shower I needed two but didn't buy another and just put the others in a box. Since these are for a friend and I won't be delivering them and they're going to be traveling a few hours I thought they should all be in a carrier. Well, Martha's is $25.00. So, I was cheap and bought a Rubbermaid one at Target on sale for $17.99. It's fine and all but I should have spent the extra $7 and got another Martha one. The Rubbermaid one doesn't feel as sturdy and there's not as much room for taller cupcakes, frosting-wise. Also the bottom cupcakes sit in a tin and I have a feeling it'll be difficult to get them out w/o touching the frosting because they sit so low.
So yea- if you're in the market for a cupcake holder, get the Martha Stewart one, it's cuter anyway. Or just call me and borrow mine.
Now who wants to come and clean my kitchen!!!!!!????