Its Claudia's first year at school camp and she is very excited :) Each year her school do a cupcake fundraising to support the team of people that are involved in organizing camp and to keep the cost down as well.
So this is the first year we get to participate as its Claudia's first year at camp. We were going to do dark chocolate cupcakes but Claudia said that there will be too many others that will do chocolate cupcakes, so we decided to stick with our usual lemon cupcakes ;)
We wanted to do something different with the icing so we tried a different buttercream recipe and we also wanted to do a two tone icings, with 2 colours swirling on top of the cupcakes. Claudia chose the colours, she wanted turquoise & purple. Here are the cupcakes...
We made a couple of dozen of cupcakes but the school only wants a dozen from each student that goes to camp, so we get to keep the left over....yummmm! ;-)
Here are the cupcakes, fresh out of the oven
To make the two tone icing, firstly we divided the buttercream into 2 bowls and colour the icing with the gel food colouring and then put each colours in it two separate piping bags. Then grab a bigger piping bag and put the two separate icings into one bag.
Here is a visual for you - Ps: Claudia was the hand model lol :P
We used Wilton 2D piping tips to make the swirls and then Claudia put some colourful sugar pearls on top of the icing to make them look prettier. Here is what it looks like up close & personal :)
That was it, she took some to school for the fundraising and it was the first batch that was gone :)
Hope everyone is having a great relaxing weekend! ;-)