After the Sunflower Cupcakes I made for a baby shower, I was hired to bake cupcakes for a bridal shower. I had one of the party planners look through the book I had (Hello, Cupcake!) and she picked the Black and White Cupcakes...but we went with the colors: brown, blue, and white.
After visiting half a dozen stores, I found all the candy and sprinkles I needed to make these adorable cupcakes. I liked making these because once I decided on how to decorate them, it wasn't so hard on my brain. But they were time consuming. I wanted them to look professional so I took more time to get the coloring right (still didn't quite get the bright blue I was going for, but it still coordinated with the lighter blue of the sprinkles).
1 box of white cake mix (I added in 2 tsp almond flavoring)
1 box of triple chocolate chunk cake mix
2 containers white vanilla frosting
1 container chocolate frosting
blue & yellow food coloring
pastel giant confetti
blue salt-water taffy
baha blue Starbursts
licorice salt-water taffy
(bought and returned: 4-pack of white Tic-Tac's, Trolli sour worms, 1 lg box Jr. Mints)
My husband helped me decorate these cupcakes, and I think they turned out pretty cute.