My baby turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. Because he was born on summer solstice and because of his “sunny disposition” I decided to make sunshine cupcakes to celebrate the big day.
They’re kind of kookie, but that’s the fun of it right?
They were pretty easy to make.
I used my favorite cupcake recipe (minus the reese’s). It’s so good.
To make it, start out by cutting your licorice into small pieces. I cut mine in thirds and then cut each third in half length-wise to make it skinny.
Slide your licorice onto a toothpick and then insert your toothpick into your cupcake.
Stick as many in around the cupcake as you want. It might look cute with more than I used.
Now, roll out your fondant (my friend taught me to spread shortening on the area you are going to roll it on and it makes a world of difference!). Find a cup that is about the size of your cupcakes and use that to cut your yellow circles.
Frost your cupcake and then stick the fondant on top. Then use a small circle (I used a cake decorating tip) to cut out your white eyes. Use frosting to stick them in place.
Last, use your gel to make a smile and eyeballs.