Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pope Benedict's Coat of Arms Cupcakes

Early this afternoon, I was trying to think of an easy treat to make my children today in honor of our beloved Holy Father's birthday. At first I thought I'd make something along the lines of Margaret's "Popecakes," but then I thought how easy it would be just to print out his Coat of Arms and make cupcake picks!

Ideally I would have liked to bake either White or Red Velvet Cupcakes, but I was sticking to what I had in the cupboard, so Chocolate Fudge it was.

For the frosting I made a Cream Cheese frosting (1 pkg cream cheese, 1/4 cup softened butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla) and added some yellow food coloring to make it "gold."

I used this image (re-sized to 1 3/4") and printed 12 per page leaving room to fold the paper over the toothpick and glue together. I then trimmed the edges.



They were very simple to make, and despite not having white or red cake mix, I thought they turned out pretty cute!



Happy Birthday, Holy Father!!


5 comments:

  1. Jessica, where do you get all this energy? and time to put all this together?

    You amaze me! Those are great cupcakes.

    ~Angela

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  2. Yummy! I could use one of those right now!

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  3. I love it, Jessica! I'm so bummed, because I haven't been on line much and have missed so many celebrations. We'll have to do this today as a belated birthday celebration.

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