Girlie Cupcakes

Last year, Andrew's daughter Sierra turned 9 and in honor of her birthday, I made a very girlie cupcake tower, complete with apple blossoms and gerbera daisies made from royal icing. I set up the tower before she arrived home from school, and we kicked off her birthday celebration with the extinguishing of a single candle. SierraCupcakes

Naturally, when Sierra's younger sister Mesa was asked what kind of birthday cake she'd like for her next birthday, she wanted a cupcake tower. I was in luck, as royal icing flowers last for ages, and I still had some daisies left. I also had large circle confetti sprinkles and chocolate jimmies, so I did some experimenting. The result looked a little something like this:

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I had fun making "sunflowers" using a star tip and large circle confetti sprinkles:

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Pink icing, star tip swirl and a purple gerbera daisy:

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#12 tip with lavendar icing and pink confetti sprinkles:

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#12 tip with lavendar icing and a pink gerbera daisy:

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A pink-iced cupcake covered in chocolate jimmies:

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At the party, Mesa (4th from left) and her cousins gathered around the cupcake tower to debate who would get each cupcake.

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And then...it was time to EAT!

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