Sweet Polka Dot Paper Baking Cups :: Cupcake Monday

We are so excited to have Marian from Sweetopia join us today for Cupcake Monday! I think you are going to love what she's come up with!

From Marian:
It's funny how these cupcakes came together. The same day I had been browsing Pinterest and came upon these pretty dishes from Royal Dalton, I also found out about Kim's new shop and first laid my eyes on these sweet paper baking cups. How perfect!

Polka dots, roses, soft pastels and pinks... it's a look I'll never get tired of.

I've got a secret to share with you about these cupcakes... they're ridiculously easy to make. I do have a few tricks up my sleeve, but I promise, after I share them with you, you'll be able to make them too.

If you'd like to make them, you'll need a cupcake recipe of your choice (here are a few if you'd like some ideas), and a buttercream icing of your choice as well. I like a lighter look to match the dishes and the soft pastel roses, but you can color your icing to suit your party's theme. I'm sharing the buttercream frosting recipe I used for these ones with you, below.

Besides the tools you'll need to make these, below is my video on making an icing swirl, and here's where I bought the edible gumpaste roses from. That's right, these ones were purchased, not hand made! I do prefer to make everything myself, however, sometimes life just doesn't allow enough time (and really, I'm still working on perfecting my roses), so if you don't have the time to make or learn how to make them, there are options!

{Video} Making a Cupcake Icing Swirl

How to Make the Cupcakes

Tools You'll Need:


1) Bake your cupcakes. While the cupcakes are cooling make your icing and tint it white if you'd like a brighter, whiter look.

2) Insert your cupcakes into the liners and add your icing swirl.

3) Dip your paintbrush into the luster dusts (sitting on a painters palette, if you like), and dust your gumpaste roses if you'd like a brighter, pinker look. I bought my roses either white or a soft pink color, so wanted to deepen the color to better match the dishes.

4) Place your roses into the icing and you're done!

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

{Click to print}

Have fun making these!

Feel free to come join me on Sweetopia for more decorating fun!

xo, Marian

Click here to find the polka dot baking cups that Marian used for this project!

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