This weekend I went home to celebrate my Dad's Birthday/Mother's day with family. For a long time I have been wanting to make my dad a fishing cupcake cake but couldn't figure out just how I wanted to present them. There are so many ideas out there but I finally decided to keep it simple, focusing on flavour more then anything.
These cupcakes were absolutely delicious! I made Applesauce-spice cupcakes (from Martha Stewart Cupcakes book) with cream cheese icing which was a wonderful flavour combination.
For the decoration: I used a large open star tip for the water, Swedish fish candies, green sprinkles for the grass, a red fruit chew and white fondant for the cooler, and a vanilla pretzel stick and white fondant for the fishing rod.
I omitted the pecans in my recipe, used gluten-free flour and reduced the amount of sugar by half and replaced the butter with canola oil.
I also used this cream cheese icing for the cupcakes.
Happy 63rd Birthday Dad!