My little ballerina turned 4 years old and we had a ballerina themed birthday party for her. This party theme was so pretty in pink, with a pink rosette ballerina birthday cake and matching cupcakes. I made these darling cupcake picks that looked like a leotard and tutu. The leotard was made out of two pieces (front and back) of white cardstock taped to a cake pop stick. The tutu part of the dress was made from ruffle lace trim, glued to the card stock leotard and embellished with a satin ribbon bow. So simple and beautiful. Once they were complete, I realized that these would make a beautiful centerpiece for a princess party or bridal shower. I displayed the cupcakes on a glass cake stand and elevated the birthday girl’s cupcake on an inverted champagne glass. The cupcake fit perfectly on the base of the stemware.
The cupcakes were filled with a surprise in the middle. Cupcake can be filled with many different things, but since the cake was filled with a strawberry pastry or cake filling, I thought I would change-up the cupcakes. The cupcakes had a whole strawberry inserted into the cupcake. Oh and were they a big hit with both the kids and adults!
The happy baker was so excited to use a new tool in my kitchen – a cupcake corer. This made the whole process so easy to scoop out a perfect chunk of cupcake to insert a whole strawberry. The cupcakes were then frosted with pink cream cheese icing using a large star-shaped decorator tip in a swirl rosette pattern.
Who wouldn’t want to sink their teeth into one of these?