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Baby Shower Cupcakes

Yesterday I did 4 dozen cupcakes for a baby shower.  I just love how these turned out.

I made 2 dozen vanilla and 2 dozen chocolate.  For the icing underneath the disks of fondant I used the rose technique as it makes a nice flat surface for the fondant to rest on.  Since the sex of the baby is unknown I was asked to do half in pink feet and half in blue.  These little baby feet cutters are so adorable.  They came with two sets, this is the larger of the two.  With the smaller set I could use them on mini cupcakes.  Too stinking cute!

The dark brown fondant was thanks to an error on my part.  I had actually ordered black fondant but picked brown by mistake.  I didn't realise this until after I had opened the tub.  Fortunately for this request Marg had asked for brown for the boy cupcakes and I was able to use it here.  I would never have been able to dye it to this really nice dark brown shade on my own.  

Originally I was going to do the disks in plain circle cut outs but I love how the scalloped circles look.  I think it adds to the cuteness factor for sure.  I used the 1 7/8 inch cutter for these.  I made these the day before so they would have time to harden over night before placing them on top of the cupcakes.


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