Black and White Cupcakes for a Wedding

A few weekends ago, I traveled down to Virginia to celebrate my good friend Kate’s wedding.  The wedding was at 5:30 pm, so I knew we would have pretty much a whole day of munching and snacking before the big moment.  Mimosas were already in the works, so I thought I’d bake something sweet and pretty for the occasion.  I knew Kate prefers chocolate cupcakes, so I chose a simple chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting.

IMG_3721

Somehow, maybe it was wedding luck, these were the best chocolate cupcakes I have ever made.  They were rich with chocolate flavor but also extremely moist.  The frosting was also much firmer than what I’ve made recently so I was able to pipe it into a pretty rose-style design.IMG_3722

I realized when I got to the hotel that I should have photographed these beauties while I was still at home.  Alas, the only natural light in my room was by the windowsill, so that’s where this mini photo shoot took place.

IMG_3723

These cupcakes also made me realize how perfect mini cupcakes are.  They are so much more manageable and more people can have one. But let’s be realistic, I don’t think anyone in the bridal suite had just one.

I used this recipe for the cupcakes, and this recipe for the frosting.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s