Thursday, October 1, 2009

Black Forest Cartoony Cupcakes






They don't look too foreboding and black foresty though, do they? They kind of look like Pink Forest cupcakes! I love how cartoonish these turned out; half with pink buttercream blobettes (I keep using that word but it's the best thing I can think of to describe the frosting shape!), half of them dipped in fancy hot pink mini round sprinkles. I also thought the pink ones ended up looking like my pal Cuppie, pictured here with an orange kitty. Cuppie is the ridiculously cute cupcake buddy illustration created by Cakespy's super-awesome Jessie Oleson!

I made these for Becky, who ordered them for her boyfriend Michael's birthday party. These cartoony Black Forest cupcakes are dark chocolate cupcakes with a maraschino cherry in the middle, topped with pink buttercream (I used the syrup from the maraschino cherries to tint and flavour it) and a shiny, glossy red syrup-soaked cherry on top. Those red cherries always remind me of Shirley Temples, or fancy drinks you would get as a kid when going to a fancy steak restaurant, a cherry and maybe a slice of pineapple poked with a colorful plastic sword hanging across the top of your multicoloured, extra-sweet drink...

17 comments:

DollFace Delights said...

I really like the way these came out!! I also think they do look like Cakespy!

Snooky doodle said...

wow these are so nice! I still don't know how you covered that frosting with sprinkles. doesn't it get deformed when covering them with sprinkles? look so nice!

lyndsay said...

thanks dollface!!
(er, what's your real name so i can call you it?)

--natalie, thanks! i gently dip and roll it into a bowl of sprinkles! so fun! :)

Jennywenny said...

so cute! What a sweet idea for sprinkles too!

Cakespy said...

L. O. V. E.

confetti said...

oh my gaaaaah these look so good. i have that same memory of shirley temples at fancy steakhouses ;)

Sue Sparks said...

So whimsical:) Love 'em!

lyndsay said...

jenny, jessie, amy, sue-- thank yue!! :)

apparentlyjessy said...

These cupcakes made me smile, perfectly 'cartoony'!

Stella said...

Wow, Yummy! I love anything and everything cherry. These are so adorable!

Ashley Brooke said...

Lyndsay you are so cute and good at what you do!

Have a GREAT weekend,

-ash

Becky said...

These are the cutest cupcakes ever and they tasted absolutely amazing!!! I was actually sad when we ate the last one - can't wait to order off you again! Where did you get the maraschino cherries? They're so BIG :)

SassyBelle said...

Now I wanna move to Vancouver!

jan said...

They are so awesome looking!

Susan said...

These are awesome!!!

lyndsay said...

merci beaucoup everyone!! :)

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