I saw some pretty cupcakes with teapots photographed by Eva Blixman on Torie Jayne's beautiful Blog. I loved the idea, although the original ones seemed to have a bit too much topping for my taste: basically I love to look at overly decorated cupcakes, but I prefer to eat (and make) some which are a bit more 'shy'. When it comes to decoration I believe that less is more!
I made some Italian butter cream for the frosting, and then I used some fondant, coloured with a little berry juice to get a soft pink. I shaped a teapot and tea cup, and with the leftover fondant some roses and flowers, all in light pink and white. Note that these were small cupcakes, so the teapot is quite small, barbie doll size :-). They are off to a birthday party/sleep-over tomorrow, with my daughter. I hope that her friends will like them.
Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©