Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Beach-Inspired Vegan Cupcakes!

These cupcakes were inspired by the beach! They're chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting. I dyed some of the frosting blue-green and surrounded it with "seafoam". To top it off, I sprinkled some chocolate sprinkles on the top (we have a lot of dark mussel shells scattered around the beach in NJ, and the sprinkles kind of reminded me of them). I also made little whelks, scallops, and sea stars out of marzipan (a sugar-y almond paste). They tasted great and were fun to eat! Here's a closer look: ...and another angle:

8 comments:

Bianca said...

How awesomely cute! I love the marzipan shells and stars. Your blog makes me wanna go on vacation!

kree said...

Oh wow! Those cupcakes are quite cute indeed!

bittersweetblog said...

Aw, they're so colorful and cheerful, plus they sound delicious!

Theresa said...

Oh wow, those cupcakes are awesome!

Vegan_Noodle said...

THose are adorable!! I love the marzipan seashells. So creative :-)

Katy said...

Those cupcakes are cute and delicious looking! Great job with the marzipan shells!

Aly said...

Lovely presentation!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, such pretty cupcakes!