One of the gals in Gennifer's circle of friends, Amy, called last week and asked if I could do something for their mutual friend Tawny's baby "sprinkle" for tonight. Tawny has a darling little girl-Sammy-almost 2, and she is having a little boy-Travis. Sammy and Travis will be sharing their room, and she has come up with fun themes for each of them, neither feminine nor masculine really, but colors and all will mesh so nicely. Sammy will have ladybugs in black and red, and Travis will have pirates in black and red. So....this is what I came up with. Amy wanted the ease of cupcakes since they are having it in a restaurant. I wanted to send along my cupcake stand, and I had bought ribbons in wide black with white polka dots, and tiny red with white polka dots, and then a sheer black, but Gennifer brought the cuppies to the party and wanted them to travel very stable in the carrier. So...no ribbons. Sorry Tawny...they were darling.
Tawny loves a mango filling in a cake she gets from a bakery in Riverside. I researched it and made a fresh mango filling for the cuppies. I made white almond sour cream cupcakes, and filled each one with mango filling and iced in buttercream. The pirates were all done in gumpaste.