I've had so much fun the last few months baking and am glad that I could share my creations to you. Fortunately, no matter how they turn out, they will never show up on Cake Wrecks, I'm obviously an amateur (see above links if you think I'm kidding).
For a Thanksgiving playdate, I made turkey cupcakes with Dove chocolates and candy corn. It was really simple and required no real skill at all. Even if they aren't the most realistic looking cupcakes, I can proudly say that I thought this idea up all by myself while staring at my choices in the candy aisle.
Then, my sister-in-law, Michelle, wanted to take some corn cupcakes (from Hello, Cupcake) to school for her faculty party. I was more than happy to oblige and here are the results. They didn't turn out as good as the originals because I cut the jelly beans in half, thinking that would make them go further and we didn't have any black sugar to stand in for pepper. But I think they still look like corn, don't you. The piece ofI've decided my philosophy on cake (up cupcake) decorating is that I don't need to be the best, just better than the people around me. :)
Starburst butter on the top seals the deal for me.
If you want to see some really cool cakes... check out my friend Sherry's CakeLady website. She made the cake for my 13th birthday party! (I'll have to dig up a picture to scan for you!)