Cupcakes for a 1st Birthday Party
I am the cupcake maker in my family, and happily make them for all events! I made these 1st birthday cupcakes for my niece. She had an owl themed party, and naturally, that extended to the cupcakes. I used an owl shaped fondant cutter set to make toppers, and only one cupcake had a number 1!
18th Birthday Cupcakes
If you need to make 18th birthday cupcakes, (or any age!) just cut the numbers from sugarpaste/fondant (this set of number cutters are handy to have in your cake decorating kit – and so are the alphabet cutters too!).
Before I bought a set of number cutters, I used a technique called runouts to make numbers to pop onto cakes, as in these Pink Glitter Cupcakes.
Use the birthday person’s favourite colors when icing the cupcakes, then a complementary color for the number(s). I tend to stick to white because it saves me having to tint the fondant with food coloring! Although, you can buy ready-colored fondant too! It’s so easy to make cupcakes!
Cupcakes for a 21st Birthday
30th Birthday Cupcakes
The hot pink cupcakes were sprinkled with pink sugar crystals, and chocolate vermicelli strands (jimmies). Then the other 30th cakes had star sprinkles and glitter. In my opinion, glitter cupcakes are awesome!
Mermaid Party Cupcakes
These Pearl Oyster Cupcakes are the cutest things ever! They are just perfect for a Mermaid Party, or an Under the Sea Party, and so much fun to make!
40th Birthday Cupcakes
These 40th birthday cupcakes that I made for a friend, also had a glittery touch. I use some colored, rolled fondant and cut ’40’ for the cupcake topping, as well as piped on musical notes with black icing.
You can buy icing tubes in various colours, which is so handy because it saves you have to make a batch when you only need to use a small amount.
Cupcakes for a 60th Birthday
Orange & Yellow Cupcakes
I made Orange & Yellow Cupcakes for [another] friend’s 40th birthday – they are her favourite colours. I flavored some of the cupcakes with lemon, and all of the cakes were decorated with piped frosting and sugarpaste ’40s and flowers. The flowers were made from fondant, and cut using a daisy plunger cutter.
Wizard of Oz Cupcakes
I made these Wizard of Oz Cupcakes for a friend’s son’s surprise birthday party. Definitely, a different way to decorate cupcakes!