“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.”
A few weeks ago, Robbie, a friend of my husband and I, contacted me about making some cupcakes for a surprise party for his wife’s birthday. The party’s theme was “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Admittedly, I’ve never seen the movie, but a few words come to mind: classy and glamorous. Lucky for me, the birthday girl’s sister is a great photographer and shared her photos with me. You can see more work from Jenfin Photography here.
I made some simple cupcakes a while back for a Hollywood theme, using gold and silver sprinkles to match decorations. Those were going to be the fall back idea, but I wanted to have some fun with these. After all, if you can’t experiment with cupcakes for friends, when can you?
I just bought a big kit with fondant tools, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. I found this “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” cupcake idea and it looked doable. Having never worked with fondant except to cover the ring posts on my WWE cake, I spent a few hours watching a crash course in fondant basics online. It didn’t look too terribly difficult, so off I went.
After a few modifications to suit my personal taste and a few phone calls to my sister asking about what to do with the fondant, I had the classy and glam cupcakes I wanted. The little black dresses were hand cut with a knife based on a pattern I drew on a paper. The string of pearls were sprinkles “glued” on to a fondant circle. Finally, the bows were 3 strips hand cut with a knife.
I snapped this adorable example of how to enjoy a cupcake: