Saturday, May 23, 2009

sparkly dragonflies

I haven't cupcaked in what feels like aaaaaaaaaaaaages, and when I saw these cute dragonfly cupcakes in my Cupcakes by Colour book I just couldn't resist making a batch to take along to Brown Owls this afternoon (more on that tomorrow!)

and yes, I did pick out individual bits of shreddded coconut for the antennae - as amusing as that apparently is ;o) in fact I even tried to match them by size


The cakes are chocolate peppermint - the quick-mix recipe also from the Cupcakes by Colour book - but I wasn't quite happy with how they turned out. Can anyone recommend an excellent chocolate cupcake recipe??

xo

3 comments:

  1. I don't have that book, is it worth buying?? Love the cup cakes. To tell you the truth other than replacing some of the flour with cocoa, I usually make mud cake cup cakes for chocolate ones!!! Nothing succeds like excess.

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  2. I LOVED this cupcake. It was dense and almost mud-like. My kind of cake.

    The dragon/butterflies were such a nice touch! I loved that you put shredded coconut as the antenna!

    (You insane woman!!) xo

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  3. It did make me smile that you picked out individual pieces of shredded coconut, but it just goes to show your attention to detail. I think they look fabulous! :) You're such a whiz in the kitchen!

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