Monday, September 17, 2012

150 Cupcake Weekend

This past weekend, I undertook my largest cupcake project ever. I made about 150 cupcakes in total. I made 12 for a baby shower, 24 for a birthday party, and 108 for a graduation party. I was exhausted by Sunday! I was SO thankful that my friend, Jessica, took time out of her day on Saturday to help me garnish and fill.

Here are the finished results at the graduation party:

108 cupcakes lined up

Traditional Red Velvet with a swirl of ganache
Vanilla cake filled with lemon curd and topped with blueberry buttercream
Lavender Vanilla cake with Honey Buttercream
Lemon Sauvignon Blanc
Mayan Chocolate

 For the babyshower:
Different piping technique on blueberry buttercream
For the birthday party:
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
"What's an Irish Car Bomb?" It's a Guinness chocolate cupcake, filled with whiskey infused ganache, and topped with a Bailey's buttercream. Oddly, I made these for a pastor's birthday party. It's probably the only way you'll see a group of Texas preachers consume liquor. It's one way to have your cake and eat it too!
Tonight I will be following up this epic weekend with 48 cupcakes for the opening of my favorite artist's new tattoo shop. Pictures to follow tomorrow!