The Cupcake Dress
Every time I log into Pinterest there is a cupcake dress staring me in the face, and I LOVE THEM!
I'm sure you have seen it made to look like everything from a wedding dress to Elsa's dress , to just a plain pretty pink dress.
They have bows, flowers, beads, bling, you name it.
I am known for cake so I find too often people don't think of me for cupcakes. Because of this it took a couple years before my first request came through.
Then it happened, my first cupcake dress order. I admit, I panicked a bit, it seems like everything that looks easy ends up being a fiasco for me.
I started 2 weeks in advance by ordering the wand, tiara , and necklace on ebay. I'm sure you can find them in the big box stores and possibly even the dollar stores .
For the base I used a 13x18 inch cake drum.
For the cupcakes I baked 4 dozen vanilla cupcakes and mixed up a double batch of pink buttercream.
I started by creating my layout of cupcakes.
This was my basic layout, then I added a few more to fill out the shoulders and one more row at the bottom of the dress.
Put a dot of icing on the bottom of each cupcake , one at a time , to stick them to the board.
Pipe a rosette on top of each cupcake. To do this start your swirl in the middle and swirl out.
Swirl wide to fill in any gaps between cupcakes.
I used sequined ribbon for a sash, you can use any ribbon, tie a bow, add some flowers, you name it.
For a finishing touch I decorated the bottom of the dress with a pink sixlet on each cupcake.
So much fun I wish I could make them all day!!