Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cupcakes with Cricut Imagine Toppers


My mother would say I am a “glutton for punishment.” That’s what I am, taking on yet another “hobby” of sorts. But, in this case, cupcake decorating has a double purpose—I LOVE cupcakes. I mean really. I’ve been known to go by the grocery store and buy a container of cupcakes just for myself (they may even say “happy birthday” or have plastic toys, and I don’t even care).

But I also thought it would be fun to play around a bit with decorating. So, I visited a foreign section of Michael’s and pretended I knew what I was doing, purchasing a couple of “tips” and “bags.” I also picked up these little paper cups (cupcake liners) that have a cute Jack-o’-Lantern on the bottom.


I used the Cricut Imagine to print and cut the little pumpkin toppers. From the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge, I selected the pumpkin shape and filled it with one of the patterns on the cartridge. I cut them at 1.4 inches and then cut the same number of pumpkins on “flip” so that I could place them back to back and have a printed image on both sides. I used my Glue Glider to put adhesive on both unprinted sides, placing the toothpick on the bottom one before adding the top image.

I used Pillsbury Devil’s Food Cake Mix for the cupcakes and made the Buttercream Frosting from the recipe on the C&H Powdered Sugar bag. Wilton gel food coloring worked great for the orange and purple frosting.

These will be part of our snack for our small group Bible study tonight!



Michele said...

Those look very professional! You may have me running to the grocery store for cupcakes :)

LeeAnn from NC said...

They look delicious ! And I love your pumpkin toppers........

Sharida said...

YUM-O!! And almost too pretty to eat. ALMOST!