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Last summer, I made cupcakes for the birthday party of my then-boyfriend’s sister.  The birthday girl and her guests went crazy over the completely-edible sailboat, butterfly, watermelon, swimmer, flip-flops, etc. (Pictures here) Their parents all took down my phone number, and one of the party-goers recently called me with this request: Could I please make cupcakes for her birthday? But of course!  Hmmm, now what kind of cupcakes would I be asked to make?

Perhaps she’d request shimmery, magical mermaids? Or cute, cuddly animals? With visions of Disney Princesses dancing in my head, I excitedly asked the little girl what she wanted on her cupcakes.

“Flowers,” she said, matter-of-factly.

“Different flowers on each cupcake?”

“Nope; all the same.”

Well o-kaaay.  It was her birthday, after all. And so, the following cupcakes were born:




And they all lived happily ever after.


Edited to add: The cupcake recipe I used is the Classic Vanilla recipe found in Vegan Cupcakes take over the World.  I used the same frosting as in this post.  (I colored the frosting with Wilton food coloring.)  And the flowers are made of fondant, which means they’re 100% edible!

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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. Lindsay says:

    picture perfect as always 😉

  2. Yasmin says:

    Those are beautiful art! I would not be able to eat them.

  3. coco says:

    oh… these cupcakes are soooooo cute!!! I’d ask you to make them for me too! 😀

  4. Sarah says:

    I say you should start up a cupcake shop! How cute!

  5. ohkansascity says:

    Wow, those look fabulous. What do you use to make you icing–it always looks so perfect. The alternating cupcake colors remind me of spring. I agree: you should definitely think about starting a cupcake shop. I bet it would be fabulous.

    I love making my boyfriend cupcakes, the dairy-free icing is always my problem so my cupcakes end up icing-less and naked. And I think he’s starting to miss brightly frosted cupcakes too.

  6. Virginia says:

    can you send me a beautifully decorated cupcake?!?! they all look so beautiful! is that marzipan that you make the flowers and stuff out of or some type of fondant? i haven’t worked with either, but i am open to trying it out!

  7. marafaye says:

    Its like an edible garden!!! I’m totally putting those on Cute Food Saturday!!! 🙂

  8. Krista says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! You are certainly talented!! 🙂

  9. lauren says:

    SUPER CUTE!! Did you know that today is national cupcake day?!

  10. russ says:

    wow they must’ve taken hours to create! I hope they went down OK with the birthday girl!

  11. Awww, those are sooo pretty! You are way cupcake-talented! I don’t always have the patience to spend a ton of time making my desserts, mostly because I’m always in a hurry to eat them! But I guess it’s different when you’re baking for a “customer,” and you really want them to think vegan food is fun. Great job! 🙂

  12. Shelby says:

    Beautiful!!! But you are the cupcake queen =)

  13. Julie says:

    Oh my gosh those cupcakes are gorrrrrrgeous 🙂

  14. Vegyogini says:

    At least she knew what she wanted! They turned out so cute!

  15. Gina says:

    Katie, they are so adorable!! My birthday is Monday, want to bring cupcakes??? 🙂

  16. Kiersten says:

    Cute! The flowers and pastels are perfect for spring.

  17. Kiki says:

    You really are the cupcake queen! Those are so adorable, I wish I could eat one!

  18. so cute and cheerful! Perfect for the start of spring 🙂

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