As you know from my last post, my sister-in-law and her fiance had their engagement party three weeks ago. The Mr. Met Cake Pops were a hit and a big surprise, but the main thing I baked for the party were vegan cupcakes.
The recipe for these cupcakes came straight outta “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World”. I decided to go with the basics: Chocolate and Vanilla, and frosted them all with the Vegan ‘Butter’cream Frosting.
Megan and Michael are planning a wedding with a vintage New York City theme, and deep jewel-toned colors like green, blue and purple.
The first thing I knew that I needed were toppers. And I knew I wasn’t going to be able to pull them off, so I turned to the place where I knew I would find something awesome: Etsy.
I think I typed in ‘cupcake toppers’ and scrolled through the astoundingly large selection until I stumbled upon the cutest moustache and lipstick print toppers.
They immediately struck me as vintage, fulfilling one of the wedding’s themes.
These toppers are made by Purple Peony Couture, and the talented artist behind them has a myriad of styles in cupcake toppers, as well as many other fun items.
I contacted her to see if she might be willing to do some customized toppers for me. She was game, so I put her to work making the moustaches and lipstick prints, feminine and masculine ‘M’s and a New York City-esque skyline with ‘Love’ in the background, fulfulling the second of the three themes.
And they were all going to be printed on dark green, blue or purple paper, which met the third theme.
She got them to me in record time, so I set to work on my part of the work – the cupcakes.
I put them all in gold foil wrappers, and tinted three bowls of frosting with purple, blue and teal (dark green frosting didn’t sound totally appealing to me).
I managed to get them to the rec center in New Jersey were the shower would be taking place and set them up on Michael’s mom’s cupcake tower.
Here’s a shot of the completed Cupcake and Cake Pop table:
And here are some close-ups of the cupcakes and the toppers:
The bride and groom with their custom desserts!