Beach Theme Cupcakes For A Bridal Shower..

Baking By HeathersHeaven Updated 4 Sep 2013 , 8:48pm by scorpio1966

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HeathersHeaven Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:34pm
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I have an order for beach themed mini cupcakes for a bridal shower. Please help me with ideas. The one thought I have is air brush half blue & use graham crackers on the other half for sand. I cant figure out what to top them with though.. Please help.. TIA..

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as you wish Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:45pm
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AYou could ice them with buttercream and put Nilla cookie crumbs on them, then top with fondant seashells. Wilton has a mold that is not very expensive. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=409-2552

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HeathersHeaven Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:15am
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I did think about that but I am also making chocolate shells for the guest gift.. Do you think that would be too much of the shells?

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as you wish Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:16am
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AI think it would complement nicely! :)

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Sassyzan Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:20am
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AStarfish?

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HeathersHeaven Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:31am
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I did think of starfish also...  I really want to try to air brush the water would you put the starfish on the water or the sand?

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bubs1stbirthday Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:05am
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I was thinking either starfish or shells too, maybe even a palm tree if its not going to be too hard. I would put them in the middle of the sand and water.

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denetteb Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:14am
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AMini cupcakes aren't going to give you much surface area to decorate though.

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HeathersHeaven Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:52am
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Mini cupcakes aren't going to give you much surface area to decorate though.

I know that's the dilemma.. I also thought about teddy grahams with legs cut off sticking out of the water but someone brought to my attention that's a little childish..

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judylp Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 2:18am
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AYou could make a small beach ball.

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sixinarow Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 2:43am
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Is she wanting elegant beach or fun beach? 

Elegant beach, I think of starfish, sea shells or sand dollars and sand. Fun beach, I think of flip-flops, beach balls, umbrellas (you could even do the drink umbrellas).

There's a lot of beachy cupcake ideas on this blog.:)

http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/05/under-the-sea-cupcake-decorating-ideas.html

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TamathaG Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 5:59am
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I loved using thishttp://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=409-2552 so easy to use and I loved the look!! these were for kids but the mould worked wonderful

 

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 6:49am
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AYou could ice the cupcakes flat and roll the edges in the 'sand'. Put a tiny dolphin jumping out of the center,or any of the other items the others have mentioned.

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HeathersHeaven Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:58pm
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Is she wanting elegant beach or fun beach? 

Elegant beach, I think of starfish, sea shells or sand dollars and sand. Fun beach, I think of flip-flops, beach balls, umbrellas (you could even do the drink umbrellas).

There's a lot of beachy cupcake ideas on this blog.:)

http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/05/under-the-sea-cupcake-decorating-ideas.html

They are looking for fun beach.. I have never molded fondant before I have only used molds & I have never worked with modeling chocolate either. These things scare me a little...

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HeathersHeaven Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 2:01pm
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Tamantha I did look at that mold but I'm afraid they are too big I'm decorating Mini cupcakes..

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 2:30pm
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AYou could make a royal icing or piped chocolate object to put on top. A sun would look nice. If you cannot do it free hand, then find an image you like, make it the size you need, fill up a document with the images (make sure to leave enough space around each, print, then put that under a piece of waxed paper and you should be able to see the image so you can trace it with royal icing or chocolate.

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Sassyzan Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 9:17pm
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A

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They are looking for fun beach.. I have never molded fondant before I have only used molds & I have never worked with modeling chocolate either. These things scare me a little...

Chocolate molds are the cheapest and you can have really cute results. You can paint the designs with a paintbrush using melted candy melts in Different colors. Not sure how you were going to do the chocolate shells, but you can get a really pretty marbleized effect by swirling the candy melts together.

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as you wish Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 10:38pm
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AIn the Wilton Sea Life mold there are a few options that would be small enough for you to work with. There is a shell mold that is just 1" across and two others that are 1 1/4". Those would fit onto mini cupcakes. .[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3066138/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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HeathersHeaven Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 12:01am
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As you wish, I did look at that mold at my local craft store today I was thinking that the sand dollar is reall cute & the right size.

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Paperfishies Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 4:28pm
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Vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.  Shells and starfish are made from white chocolate and painted with petal dusts.  Sand is a mixture of brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs.

I made these using a mold.  I poured white chocolate into the molds, set them in the freezer until they set, then brushed them in petal and luster dusts.

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as you wish Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 4:41pm
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ANice!

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HeathersHeaven Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 2:26pm
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In the Wilton Sea Life mold there are a few options that would be small enough for you to work with. There is a shell mold that is just 1" across and two others that are 1 1/4". Those would fit onto mini cupcakes.
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Thank you very much as you wish. I did get this mold & used the Sand dollars they worked perfectly.

 

 

 

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scorpio1966 Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 2:57pm
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how about flip flops?
 

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HeathersHeaven Posted 26 Aug 2013 , 3:13pm
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how about flip flops?
 

 



That's a great idea. The last pics are of the final product. They were done this weekend.

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scorpio1966 Posted 4 Sep 2013 , 8:48pm
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They look great ! well done!

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