You guys are a tricky bunch, you know it?
Since posting the Nerf Cupcakes (which followed up the Tangled Cupcakes) I’ve gotten several more cupcake requests. And seriously, you know I can’t say no. I mean…. I guess I could but man, is it hard. Saying no to nice email people seems like a personal invitation to Bad Karma.
So, I guess I am sort of becoming the DJ of cupcakes nowadays.
Not DJ on Full House (Deej) who had that creepy friend Kimmy (I did NOT like her) but like a cool DJ at a club that takes song requests and spins records and keeps the party going.
You guys ARE dancing and shakin’ it up while you read my blog… RIGHT?
(But not that creepy kind of dancing where you sneak up behind someone and start shaking your groove thang in their personal space because that is just plain gross).
These particular cupcakes are for a reader who is throwing her daughter a Paris themed party for her 16th birthday. And as much as I loved the Paris-themed idea, it was kind of hard to think up good cupcakes. When I think of Paris, I mainly think of the Eiffel Tower, champagne, and cigarettes. And Dylan cheating on Brenda with Kelly
Beverly Hills 90210 with cigarette and champagne cupcakes? For a Sweet 16? Um….
Let’s not talk about the fact that instead of the wonderful food and scenery, my mind immediately goes to cigarettes, booze, and trash TV from the 90s. I didn’t choose my brain, okay? Welcome to my life.
Anyways–I started thinking and realized that Paris also makes me think curly mustaches…and glamour. Lots of the Paris decor I see for girl’s rooms has some type of make-up on it, so I decided to fit that in somehow too. I chose a hot pink, black and white motif, but that could easily be changed to suit your party colors.
I made a couple batches of my buttercream, divided it up and tinted it black, white and hot pink. I piped it on the cupcakes with a jumbo open star tip (for the black and white) and a jumbo round tip (for the pink).
The mustaches were super easy. I used THIS mustache mold from Amazon.com and some melted candy melts. I made some black mustaches and decided to add some pink ones just for fun, and they ended up being my favorite!!
Guess what the lipsticks are made from? The same black/pink candy melts I used for the mustaches and…Pirouette cookies!! I had a bunch left from when I made the Nerf cupcakes and they were PERFECT. Just cut them at an angle (saw gently with a serrated knife) and dip in the melted pink candy. Once set, dip the bottom half in the black candy. Done.
I then dipped some small, square cookies in the melted candy melts and once set, piped on Eiffel Towers with a round tip #2 and black frosting.
If piping isn’t your thing, you could totally write on the squares with black food marker. Americolors do wonderfully on candy melts/almond bark, just like drawing with a regular marker. Instead of piping a border, you could edge it in sprinkles.
Of course, you don’t have to do ALL of these for a Paris Par-tay, (slacker) but even one of two of the ideas would make for a super cute dessert display.
I had a lot of fun with these!! So pink and pretty.
Thanks so much for reading and for sending all your fun ideas!! I promise to do what I can, but sometimes it’s difficult due to time constraints, materials, etc. But truly I appreciate you reading and your comments and support, so I am happy to be able to give you ideas and hopefully be a part of your celebrations.
Thanks so very much for reading. Have a fabulous Thursday!!