In honor of a friend who recently passed away, I made dog and bird themed cupcakes.
I had to do a large quantity, so the decorations had to be simple. I got the idea for the dog themed cupcakes from The Keenan Cookbook Puppy Dog Cupcakes (though my brother thought they were panda paws). For the bird themed cupcakes, I cut feathers out of gumpaste using a leaf cutter and a sharp knife to add detail.
It was interesting to see what everyone’s favorite was. I thought the white cake with buttercream was going to be the most popular, but I was wrong. The marble cake and the chocolate cake with regular buttercream were the favorites.