A friend asked me to bake cupcakes for his son’s 3rd birthday celebration in school. Initially, chocolate cupcakes were called for and it’s up to me to come up with the designs. A few days earlier, he called and asked to change them to simple vanilla cupcakes with no frosting since the school has requested for minimal mess. Just the alphabet letters will do.
In my mind, I was thinking, “What? No frosting?!”
How can cake go without frosting. It’s not nice (aesthetically and taste-wise) anymore!
So I defied him and went ahead to put A LITTLE frosting.
Using Wilton’s method of royal icing, I made the alphabets a day in advance since they need to be dried. What you need to do is to print out the letters on paper. Then place a parchment paper over and stick both papers using tapes on plain, smooth surface before using a piping tip (Wilton tip #4) to pipe dots for each alphabet.
Once they are dried, using an offset spatula and carefully lift the alphabets off the parchment paper.
Place each alphabet on each cupcakes and you have a simple design. Easy enough?
Packed and ready to go!