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Bumblebee Cupcakes

About a month and a half ago, a friend asked me if I’d be willing to make some cupcakes for the baby shower she hosted this past weekend for her sister-in-law. I was a little nervous, but I said yes. I really had no idea how to price cupcakes – I have my baker friends on Twitter to thank for helping me with that! Once I sent my friend a few design ideas and knew what she wanted, I was ready to roll. The tricky part was that hubby and I were leaving Friday to go camping with some friends, so I needed to get them done by Thursday, but it all worked out.

The cupcakes are chocolate with fondant decorations (and a little bit of vanilla buttercream). I made the marshmallow fondant ahead of time, which helped things go pretty smoothly. I baked and decorated the cupcakes all on Wednesday night so that they would be as fresh as possible for their Thursday morning drop-off. Each one is unique, which I’d have to say was the most fun part! My friend said that they went over really well at the shower, and that everyone thought they were cute. That’s a success in my book!

A close up of one of the happy bees:

Top view close-up (this one with the swirls was my favorite):

Top view:

Posted by on June 17, 2010.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

36 Responses

  1. These are the cutest cupcakes!! Way to go!

    by Maria on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:28 am

  2. Those are precious!!!

    by Tickled Red on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

  3. These are adorable! LOVE them! Great job!

    by Paula - bell'alimento on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:35 am

  4. I’d have fought for one with a bee so I could take him home and put him on my windowsill. Too darn cute to eat!

    by Elle on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

  5. oh my goodness!!! these are so stinkin cute!!

    by ashley on Jun 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

  6. I love how you made each cupcake different! I want to learn how to make my own fondant toppers…so this is great inspiration!

    by Beth @ 990 Square on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

  7. Adorable, I hope to make marshmallow fondant cakes for my girls 2nd birthday – I want to make mickey shapes for her.

    by Jennifurla on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:29 am

  8. Oh my gosh! These are total cuteness! Great job!

    by The Nifty Foodie on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

  9. These could not look any cuter. You are one talented girl 🙂

    by Eliana on Jun 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

  10. These are perfect and beautiful. I love that you gave each one its own design. Your colors and designs are so pretty. She must have loved them. Great job!

    by Raina @ The Garden of Yum on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

  11. Very cute! Great for a babyshower!

    by Cassie on Jun 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm

  12. adorable! i showed my daughters and they LOVED them!!! did you know utah is “the beehive state”?? ha! cute!

    by Tiffany on Jun 17, 2010 at 12:32 pm

  13. I’m in LOVE with those bees! Fantastic job on those adorable cupcakes! 🙂

    by Dorothy on Jun 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

  14. These cupcakes are super adorable!!!! 😀

    by Christine on Jun 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  15. My baby shower is tonight and I would LOVE seeing these when I walk in the door- they are way too adorable!

    by Heather I. on Jun 17, 2010 at 3:03 pm

  16. So pretty! My favorite one is in row 3, column 1.

    by Small Town Runner Karen on Jun 17, 2010 at 3:33 pm

  17. Tracy, those are darling! Great job!

    by Karenpie on Jun 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

  18. Teeeheeee! They are so adorable!!!!!!! Oh and also I got my cook book from home ec class!!!! PUDDING POPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛

    by AnimeLvr on Jun 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

  19. These are adorable! Perfect for a baby shower 🙂

    by Sarah on Jun 18, 2010 at 12:04 am

  20. very sweet cupcakes! the little bees are so precious!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Jun 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

  21. SO CUTE! I want some lol

    by Erin @ CelticHeart Designs on Jun 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm

  22. Absolutely adorable! You did a great job on these.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Jun 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm

  23. Oh my goodness! These cupcakes are super cute!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Jun 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm

  24. Absolutely adorable bumble bee cupcakes!

    by Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} on Jun 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm

  25. you are so very talented!! those cupcakes are just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

    by Chef Dennis on Jun 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

  26. These are the cutest cupcakes ever! I love them.

    by Katrina on Jun 19, 2010 at 8:32 am

  27. You have good reasons to be proud. They are truly adorable. And the fact that you made them all unique, on the same theme, shows that you care.

    by At Home with Kim Vallee on Jun 19, 2010 at 10:41 am

  28. Those are totally adorable! Love ’em!

    by Anna on Jun 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

  29. These are super cute & so adorable!! Fab work!

    by faithy on Jun 20, 2010 at 3:04 am

  30. ACK! Those are the sweetest cupcakes EVER!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

  31. SOOOOO cute!! You go girl~ (I totally had to stumble this!)

    by Amanda on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

  32. Those adorable cupcakes could make anyone smile. Just beautiful!

    by Marla (Family Fresh Cooking) on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

  33. I love these bumble bee cupcakes – they are so cute!

    by Maggy@ThreeManyCooks on Jun 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

  34. Adorable!! I love the little bumble bees. Very cute design 🙂

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Jun 24, 2010 at 4:36 pm

  35. Adorable little cupcakes! So creative. If I had tried to do this, they would have probably ended up looking like … anthills. 🙂

    by ivoryhut on Jun 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

  36. These are super adorable! Love the last picture 🙂

    by Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) on Jun 28, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →