First, I did caricature cupcakes of us. I made peach-coloured blobs out of Royal Icing, then drew the faces with Food Writer markers (my new favourite thing), and then iced the hair and lettering with Butter Cream.
Tip: Let the Royal Icing set for at least a week if you plan on drawing with Food Writer markers. I only let the "faces" set for about a day and if you look closely, you can see a few cracks and smushed corners. Baking is a learning experience, right?
Then, for the rest of the cupcakes, I added Royal Icing flowers and yellow piping. The red and yellow cupcakes are McDonald's-themed cupcakes because his Birthday happened to fall on McHappy Day:
Instead of making 2 dozen cupcakes, I used the rest of the batter to make a mini Birthday cake:
Then for dinner I made a Mango Coconut Curry with Butternut Squash on Jasmine and Wild Rice with Naan bread.
And that was my edible Birthday present for this year!
I am also excited for this weekend because I am interviewing Erin Bolger, "The Happy Baker," and covering the opening of our local Farmer's Market for a Food Network.ca blog story.
Check out her website here.