Recently, a friend asked me to make cupcakes for a christening party for her daughter, Sarah Grace. My friend has taste and style and her parties are generally decorated like a magazine layout. So I needed to come up with something tasty and pretty! After some thought I thought that a monogram design would be just the thing. Initially, I thought about chocolate initials on top. Unfortunately, the baby has a double name and the G after the S was my downfall. Apparently, I need to work on my chocolate writing skills (or stick with friends whose babies have easy, single initials!) So it was off to plan B.
I began to search Pinterest and the internet for an easy monogram cupcake topper to make. I found lots of cute ideas, but none that quite worked for me. So, I plunged in and began working on my own. Here are the toppers I came up with:
You can find instructions on how I made the monogram cupcake toppers here.
Once I had my toppers, it was just a matter of baking, frosting and decorating 75 cupcakes. Whew! We decided to go with 2 flavors. One is a tried and true favorite for us – chocolate mint cupcakes with a mint buttercream. The other was butterscotch with vanilla buttercream. Here is the finished product:
Click on the links below to find the recipes for the icing and both kinds of cupcakes.