Thank you all so much for your help on deciding which cupcakes to make for the cookout I attended. You guys gave some really great ideas that I wish I had had the time to make. Although I didn't make them this time, there are some that I want to try eventually like the apple pie cupcakes! They have fruit and frosting in a lattice design on top to make it look just like a fruit pie! So cute!!!
I ended up just making my lovely buttermilk cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes and topping them with tinted buttercream. I added raspberry extract to the blue icing and strawberry extract to the red icing. I left the white icing vanilla. They were simple but oh so delicious!!!!
I also made tinted fondant stars to arrange on the cupcakes. I tinted some white fondant blue and red, rolled it out and cut different sized stars out and voila! Very easy but really cute!
Of course I also made the yummy chocolate covered pretzel sticks that were a huge hit at the party. I posted about them on Misty's blog, The Queen Of My House. Click here to see that post!!
I've been on a cupcake making frenzy lately and am excited about trying new decoration techniques too. I made some buttermilk chocolate cupcakes with a peanut butter frosting the other day and I can't wait to show y'all those!! I've got red velvet cupcakes coming up for a birthday and I'm going to try out a cute fondant monogram decoration for them. I'll keep y'all updated!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!