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I got another decorating “job” over the weekend. One of our neighbors just turned 16, and her mom asked if she could hire me to make cupcakes. Of course I said yes!

It was a really easy job, too– the mom told me exactly how she wanted the cupcakes done (purple icing with pink hearts). So, for the sixteenth birthday party, I made sixteen of the following:

( Top view)

(Another angle)

The cupcake recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (as usual), and the hearts are made out of fondant. People have been emailing/leaving comments asking if I can write a post on how to use fondant. So be on the lookout for such a post in the near future!

As always, I know I’m way behind on commenting… I’ll try and catch up after my next post. For now, though, it’s so hot that I’m going to immerse myself in my friend’s pool until my fingers turn into raisins. Sounds like an idea and a half, no?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Conquerbysmiling says:

    Hey! The cupcakes look great! You did an amazing job:]

  2. Vegyogini says:

    The talented CCV strikes again; those are adorable!

  3. fruity says:

    You are sweet!!
    I am looking foward to your fondant post!

  4. Erin says:

    Those are very sweet 16, very cute. I’m interested in learning about fondant! I don’t think I’m too intimidated, it’s just not something I’ve ever used. A few tips might get me to try.

  5. Traci Anne says:

    LOVE the glittery pink fondant!

  6. Allison says:

    Decorating jobs are the BEST! Those cupcakes are so beauuutiful…I KNOW all of the girls loved them! I can’t wait for your future fondant post!
    PS…Sadly I didn’t get to go to Spiral this weekend…but I am for SURE going this week!

  7. talieworld says:

    Your cupcakes look beautiful! I would love to learn how to use fondant to, I really need to work on my cake decorating skills.

  8. Aimee says:

    I just love purple (the key color for my wedding May 2007)! My husband is tasked at making me a birthday cake for this Friday (my b-day is tomorrow but some of my girlfriends are coming over to celebrate on Friday) and I only wish he had your talent, although I will love whatever he comes up with although I don’t think icing will be involved.

  9. Katy says:

    Wow, those cupcakes look great! Perfect for a 16th birthday party! I love the glitter!

  10. kindkitchen says:

    What a lucky girl to get those cute cupcakes! I would love to see a post on how to use fondant…cause I am clueless.

  11. sweetpotato says:

    Those are delightful! I’ve got a box of fondant sitting in my pantry, I’m so intimidated by it. I’d love to see a post about it!

  12. loveofoats says:

    awww that lucky 16yr old!!!

    beautiful once again :)

  13. Simple and Divine says:

    SO PRECIOUS Twinny :) You never cease to amaze me!!

    And have a great dip! :)

  14. Rach-ums says:

    So beautiful!

  15. Ricki says:

    Truly lovely, once again! I’m sure your neighbor’s mom and neighbour were both thrilled with them. Looking forward to the fondant post!

  16. herbivore says:

    I love the sparkly fondant. It is so adorable. On my sixteenth birthday, I had pink sparkly candles. I love them.

  17. CeciLiA says:

    Ooolalala!! ANOTHER FINE LOOKING cupcake by Katie the (GORGEOUS AND KIND) Caterer … awesome job!!

    I ventured to the cookware store the other day, I saw edible glittery stuff on the shelves and I INSTANTLY thought of you ;0) Hehehe, SEE you’re in my heart ALL the time!! (ok that sounds weird, oh well!)

    OH MY! YES … I’ll certainly be on the lookout for the tutorial post – I’ll keep my eyes OPEN 24/7 for it!! 😀

    HAHAHA … that’s what my mum told me when I was young – “Cecilia, jump out of the pool before you turn yourself into a raisin!!!” :0)

  18. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says:

    What a cute cupcake!

    Love the blog!

  19. aTxVegn says:

    Caterer Katie has a nice ring to it! The cupcakes are adorable.

  20. The Lazy Vegan says:

    Those are so darling. Where on Earth do you get edible glitter?!

  21. Animal-Friendly says:

    The cupcakes are so pretty! I’m amazes by how professional your baking always looks.

    I can’t wait for your post about how to use fondant because it always seems so intimidating! I’m ujst curious- where do you buy your fondant? I’ve been having a very hard time finding it.

  22. Anonymous says:

    would LOVE to see a post on how to make those super cute cupcake toppers… possibly before Friday? i have a baking contest i would love to win 😉

  23. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    I love your fondant hearts! The colors are ever so pretty too.

    “Sounds like an idea and a half” — hahahahahaha. You do say the awesomest things. I hope you have/had fun turning into a human raisin!

  24. Vaala says:

    They are truly beautiful! Seriously, I keep thinking that you can’t top what you’ve last decorated…and then you go do it again!!

  25. Mihl says:

    These look too cute. You should really consder to do this for a living!

  26. Vegetation says:

    Katie, as always your cupcakes look incredible! Next time I need some decorated (because I love to make cupcakes, I love to eat cupcakes, decorating not so much) I’m definitely calling you!

  27. ashley says:

    They are gorgeous! I’ve never had a vegan cupcake before…. must try…!

  28. Kate says:

    Those are adorable. Great job and really looking forward to the fondant post. I’ve always wanted to try working with it, but I’m a little shy…

  29. Emma says:

    gorge cupcakes as usual!

    I’d pay big bucks for them to be shipped over to me in England but sadly I don’t think they’d trave well! ; )

  30. Pink Theory says:

    That’s awesome!!

  31. kree says:

    Those cupcakes are adorable!

  32. jessy says:

    oh boy – those cuppycakes look so sweet & wonderful – i really love the colors, too! you did another awesome job! superw00t!

    looking forward to the fondant post, too! wheeeeeeeeeeee!

  33. Kumudha says:

    You have amazing decorating skills!

    Cupcakes look beautiful!

  34. Chandra (Eating to Live) says:

    Katie, why weren’t you around here for my 16th?! Those cupcakes are so freakin adorable and gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything so beautifully designed. I vote for Kate the Caterer!!!!!

  35. Bianca says:

    I’d totally hire you to make me cupcakes if you were in Memphis! Those are beautiful! I just love your edible glitter stuff!

  36. Katie says:

    Beautiful! How did you make the heart so shiny? Also, what kind of food coloring do you use?

  37. every gym's nightmare says:

    you are well on your way, girl. thats how every food network star got their start!

  38. Lauren says:

    Yum! Your cupcakes are always so beautiful!

  39. lighterportions says:

    I completely love them. The pink sparkly hearts are perfect! Can’t wait to hear more about the fondant, i’ve always wanted to try working with it.

  40. Fitnessista says:

    what a perfect greeting to my first visit to your blog:
    a beautiful sparkly cupcake (!)
    i love it :) you are so talented!!! i’m excited to keep reading

  41. Allison says:

    Katie!! Check out my blog when you get a chance…I’m giving you an award! :0)

  42. Healthy eating blog says:

    hey katie girly! when you get a chance you got an award at my blog!

  43. talieworld says:

    Hey, you’ve just been awarded. Check my blog for details. :)

  44. Brianna says:

    How did you get the fondant to be pink and sparkly??? Amazing decorating skills!!

  45. linds says:

    Those cupcakes are the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Wow. I’d love to know how to use fondant, a post on that would be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Lisa says:

    Cute cupcakes! Although I saw Ace of Cakes once, and now fondant scares me.

  47. ~randi~ says:

    Pretty cupcakes!! Your icing always looks much prettier than mine. Like slicker? more wet? Mine is thick and dry it seems….

    Am looking forward to the post on fondant!

    I am taking a class on baking at altitude next week, as that is giving me some trouble up here in the mountains. 😀

  48. Alisa says:

    So cute Katie!

  49. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    Ack! I wish I could get it up by Friday, but there’s no way. Good luck, though, at your contest!!!

  50. Animal-Friendly says:

    Thanks for the advice on where to get fondant! I would have never thought of finding it in a craft store, but I will definitely check there.

  51. shellyfish says:

    Evil blogger keeps eating my comments! They must be tasty! I'm behind on my blogs, and I only just got here to see 51 comments you crazy popular cutie! Just shows how much we dig you & your fondant! I can't wait for you to talk about it a little!

  52. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Those. Are. BEAUTIFUL!

  53. Tina says:

    Your new plates are very cute! :)

  54. Sarah says:

    Your cupcake is so cute! Those glittery fondant hearts are just too much. Id probably just stare at it in awe and never eat it, lol.

    And you said you used Pillsbury frosting for the last batch you made. Are all of their icings vegan? I just am never sure cause it does say m. and di-glyercides on the packages I saw at the store, so I just have stayed away. So they are plant glycerides?

  55. Melisser says:

    Aww, they’re so beautiful!

  56. Vivacious Vegan says:

    Just gorgeous. Looking forward to the fondant post!

  57. lengslog says:

    As always so beautiful! I wish I lived near you. haha

  58. MizFit says:

    Id hire you in a millisecond if you lived close enough!

    And I wouldnt even lie and say I decorated em myself 😉

  59. Vegan_Noodle says:

    I love those cupcakes Katie!! Maybe I’ll hire you to make cupcakes for the big 3-0 (ok, it’s another year + away…. but still)