I love the animated movie UP and have wanted to make UP inspired cupcakes for a while now. New Years seemed like a great time to do them because the movie has such a wonderful inspiring message I think, perfect for the new year. Simply, live life with no regrets and appreciate the journey you've taken because every journey is grand in it's own way.
I made about 48 mini vegan carob (like chocolate but not cocoa and without the caffeine) cupcakes for the balloons and mixed 7 different vegan icing colours: green, yellow, blue, red, pink, purple and orange.
A close up shot of the balloons. I used blue raspberry flavoured shoe-string licorice as the balloon strings. White would have been ideal but I think the blue worked nicely.
A close up of the house. Made from a regular sized cupcake, covered in white chocolate fondant (not vegan) and then coloured in the house with food colouring pens - I love those freakin' pens!
Up, up and away ... they didn't last long at the New years party. I think my boyfriend Mike ate 12 of them alone!