A friend of mine asked me to bake birthday cupcakes for her son's 3rd birthday with a special request: gluten-free! I am loving the fact that I can make the same yummy, fluffy cupcakes for people but gluten-free and they can hardly tell the difference. I also made them dairy-free!
Took my seemingly simple gf/df vanilla cupakes with vegan vanilla icing and turned them into a "day at the park" theme. I organized the 12 cupcakes into the number three for the birthday boy then decorated the top half as the grassy park and bottom half as the duck pond.
Ingredients + tools Used
- Green coloured icing
- blue coloured icing
- Decorating Tip 233 by Wilton
- gum paste + food colouring for the ducks, turtles, lady bug, and flowers
- purple melting chocolate for the 'Happy Birthday Zico' sign
Mother duck with ducklings.
Turtle among the flowers.
Lady bug in the grassy park.
I just love the lady bug! Have always wanted to do this. The idea was inspired, yet again, by Martha Stewarts Cupcakes book.
It was confirmed - everyone loved the cupcakes!