A friend suggested that we bring some baked goods for the nurses when my sister when into labor at the hospital. For baby #1 we bought a couple dozen cookies from the store. I thought it was nice to remember the nurses. However, for baby #2 my sister bought me some cake mix to make pink cupcakes. I wanted to make them look really cute.
I gathered my materials and started baking. I keep two icing bags with the tips on clean and ready to go. Baking is the easy part.
I've been experimenting with filling the cupcakes. I bought this corer but it is SO easy to just use the pastry tip to fill the cakes that I haven't even used it yet.
Here are the icing bags I use. I wash and dry them and then reattach the tips after each use. I have a beer glass that I put them in to fill. I usually put an entire container of icing in each one.
I do easy and quick icing techniques. I only took a level one class but the techniques were so time-consuming. I usually just "swirl" the icing.
We had a baby cupcake topper kit from TJ Max. I loved the paper wraps and the baby stroller toothpicks.
I almost always top my cupcakes with sprinkles.
I was going to keep some for my nephew. He loves my cupcakes.
These were the cupcakes I was going to take to the hospital.
Check out the icing center! Fantastic. I really liked this mix. The pink lemonade flavor was good. Also, it was very moist
Here's our new little "rosebud"...Isn't she adorable? She came so quickly that I never had time to get the cupcakes. Plus, my sister was only in the hospital for 26 hours. I sent the cupcakes home with the new family of four.