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Black & White Cupcakes

Last weekend I had the pleasure of making cupcakes for my cousin’s college graduation party. My Aunt wanted black and white cupcakes.

Black & White cupcakes

We decided to make half the cupcakes French Vanilla

and the other half Dark Chocolate Fudge.

I used the Perfect Cupcake (using a mix) recipe posted here.

Black & White Cupcake collage

 

I didn’t want to use black icing………..have you ever had black icing?……

This is what happened when we had black icing a few years ago!LOL

I bought some Bright White Gel Paste Food Color and Black Chunky Sugar from Layer Cake Shop.

My Aunt did a fabulous job making the cupcake wraps and decorated the cupcake tower by placing printed paper in the center, and a black scallop trim on the edges. ~We had a few problems with the wraps, so we didn’t use very many of them and they would have been too tall for the cupcake stand any way.

(you can click any of the pictures to get to flickr and chose to view a larger size for more details)

Cupcake Display

My Aunt also made the paper flowers that are hanging over the cupcake table! Aren’t they fabulous?! She has directions we can follow……but Diane of Created by Diane just happened to write a great Paper flowers tutorial post!

Cupcake table

I was just so excited about how these turned out….I wanted to share!

Black & White cupcakes

I’ve linked this post to Cupcake Tuesday at Hoosier Homemade and The Inspired Room

 

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

Comments

  1. 1
    bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Oooo…it's ALL fabulous…the cupcakes, the wrappers, the flowers! Wow!

  2. 2
    bridget {bake at 350} says:

    Oooo…it's ALL fabulous…the cupcakes, the wrappers, the flowers! Wow!

  3. 3

    Wow! What a great job both of you did! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

  4. 4

    Wow! What a great job both of you did! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

  5. 5

    Cheryl! I'm excited and I didn't even make them, lol. These are PERfect! They look like they are in a magazine. I really am interested in the black and white idea for cupcakes because its so different.

  6. 6

    Cheryl! I'm excited and I didn't even make them, lol. These are PERfect! They look like they are in a magazine. I really am interested in the black and white idea for cupcakes because its so different.

  7. 7
    ClassiclyAmber says:

    This looks very chic and delicious!! =-D

  8. 8
    ClassiclyAmber says:

    This looks very chic and delicious!! =-D

  9. 9
    Country Wings in Phoenix says:

    Oh Cheryl sweetie…
    How absolutely very elegant and devine. I just love them. They look so French. The flowers are just the crowning glory. I will be checking up on that tutorial on how to make them. They look so elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with me today. Country hugs sweetie…Sherry

  10. 10
    Country Wings in Phoenix says:

    Oh Cheryl sweetie…
    How absolutely very elegant and devine. I just love them. They look so French. The flowers are just the crowning glory. I will be checking up on that tutorial on how to make them. They look so elegant.

    Thank you for sharing with me today. Country hugs sweetie…Sherry

  11. 11
    Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:

    So Beautiful.
    Thanks for linking by post you are so sweet.
    Black icing is the worst, I love how delicate the cupcakes look with the sprinkles and wrappers.

  12. 12
    Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:

    So Beautiful.
    Thanks for linking by post you are so sweet.
    Black icing is the worst, I love how delicate the cupcakes look with the sprinkles and wrappers.

  13. 13

    These cupcakes look so delicious! I particularly like those black and white designed cupcake wrappers!

  14. 14

    These cupcakes look so delicious! I particularly like those black and white designed cupcake wrappers!

  15. 15

    What gorgeous cakes! I've never had black icing but will be sure to stay away from it in the future LOL

  16. 16

    What gorgeous cakes! I've never had black icing but will be sure to stay away from it in the future LOL

  17. 17
    Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You can send me my cupcake via FedEx. ;) They are gorgeous!!! I can see why you'd want to steer clear of black icing. I'm doing some tomorrow for my little one's bday party on Saturday. We're sticking with pink and purple. ;

    ALSO, so cool that you linked to the paper flowers tutorial. I wanted to do some for the party, but haven't found a link that looked easy enough for me to follow yet. This one might do the trick. :)

  18. 18
    Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You can send me my cupcake via FedEx. ;) They are gorgeous!!! I can see why you'd want to steer clear of black icing. I'm doing some tomorrow for my little one's bday party on Saturday. We're sticking with pink and purple. ;

    ALSO, so cool that you linked to the paper flowers tutorial. I wanted to do some for the party, but haven't found a link that looked easy enough for me to follow yet. This one might do the trick. :)

  19. 19
    Mandi @ It's come to this says:

    WOW!! Those are beautiful! Really.

  20. 20
    Mandi @ It's come to this says:

    WOW!! Those are beautiful! Really.

  21. 21

    Is there anything you can't do?? ;-) These are just gorgeous…everything is! You and your aunt did a fabulous job. I love black & white and will use this idea for sure. The wrappers are so elegant!

    Thanks for sharing ~

  22. 22

    Is there anything you can't do?? ;-) These are just gorgeous…everything is! You and your aunt did a fabulous job. I love black & white and will use this idea for sure. The wrappers are so elegant!

    Thanks for sharing ~

  23. 23

    These are so pretty!

  24. 24

    These are so pretty!

  25. 25
    {The Classy Woman} says:

    I love the cupcakes and the wrapping. That last photo with them on the cakestand is so pretty! Black and white s so classic and yet it had never occured to me to use those colors for baking. Excellent! :)

    BTW-For you and your readers, I have a $50 DECOR GIVEAWAY for anyone interested visit to enter:

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  26. 26
    {The Classy Woman} says:

    I love the cupcakes and the wrapping. That last photo with them on the cakestand is so pretty! Black and white s so classic and yet it had never occured to me to use those colors for baking. Excellent! :)

    BTW-For you and your readers, I have a $50 DECOR GIVEAWAY for anyone interested visit to enter:

    http://theclassywoman.blogspot.com/

  27. 27

    Cheryl!
    My Sweet Fabulous…Can do it all…Friend!
    This is one of my favorite post!
    These cupcakes are divine!
    I am so impressed!
    I thought for sure that was a magazine page when I popped over here!
    The whole look is what I adore!
    Love the BLACK ICING pic! So true about black icing!
    I do wish I could make perfect cupcakes like that.
    How did you get that icing to look so BAKERY like?
    And I adore those paper flowers!
    XXOOXX

  28. 28

    Cheryl!
    My Sweet Fabulous…Can do it all…Friend!
    This is one of my favorite post!
    These cupcakes are divine!
    I am so impressed!
    I thought for sure that was a magazine page when I popped over here!
    The whole look is what I adore!
    Love the BLACK ICING pic! So true about black icing!
    I do wish I could make perfect cupcakes like that.
    How did you get that icing to look so BAKERY like?
    And I adore those paper flowers!
    XXOOXX

  29. 29

    The cupcakes and the flowers are beautiful. What a great party.

    Oh yeah, the black icing, kids love it, but it's soooo gross to watch them (or anyone for that matter) consume it. It gets everywhere.

  30. 30

    The cupcakes and the flowers are beautiful. What a great party.

    Oh yeah, the black icing, kids love it, but it's soooo gross to watch them (or anyone for that matter) consume it. It gets everywhere.

  31. 31
    Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous! I recall making those paper flowers in grade school, or was it with my mom???? It was long ago, and they were fun today…that much I still remember! Your photos are great! You might want to check out my niece's blog called Prudent Baby, as it is on the same idea as yours, lots of baking, making, and taking (photos)!!! Liz from Brown & Hopkins

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous! I recall making those paper flowers in grade school, or was it with my mom???? It was long ago, and they were fun today…that much I still remember! Your photos are great! You might want to check out my niece's blog called Prudent Baby, as it is on the same idea as yours, lots of baking, making, and taking (photos)!!! Liz from Brown & Hopkins

  33. 33
    Magic Brush says:

    Wow!!!! Beautiful!

  34. 34
    Magic Brush says:

    Wow!!!! Beautiful!

  35. 35
    Claudia@DipityRoad says:

    These are divine.

    I love the Black and White.

    If your get a moment– stop by my spot and enter my 100th post give away!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ? ?

  36. 36
    Claudia@DipityRoad says:

    These are divine.

    I love the Black and White.

    If your get a moment– stop by my spot and enter my 100th post give away!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ? ?

  37. 37
    Cathe Holden says:

    Gorgeous!!! You do it right, every time!

    Hysterical collage of black frosting effects! LOL

  38. 38
    Cathe Holden says:

    Gorgeous!!! You do it right, every time!

    Hysterical collage of black frosting effects! LOL

  39. 39
    Kim @ Starshine Chic says:

    Yummy!!! And thanks for the laugh with the photos of what happens when you use black icing. It brought back wonderful memories of my adult nieces birthday party that involved black icing. Too much fun can be had.

  40. 40
    Kim @ Starshine Chic says:

    Yummy!!! And thanks for the laugh with the photos of what happens when you use black icing. It brought back wonderful memories of my adult nieces birthday party that involved black icing. Too much fun can be had.

  41. 41
    ExtraordinaryMommy says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! So very talented!

  42. 42
    ExtraordinaryMommy says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! So very talented!

  43. 43
    Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    WOW, those are absolutely positively beautiful!!! Yummy looking too!

  44. 44
    Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    WOW, those are absolutely positively beautiful!!! Yummy looking too!

  45. 45
    Diane at InMyOwnStyle says:

    Cute photo of your kids with the black icing. Navy Blue has similar effects. When my oldest daughter graduated, her school colors were navy and orange, so I had a cake decorated in those colors. Everyone at the party who had cake had blue lips and tongues. It made for a fun party. I love the cupcake wrappers with the cupcakes- they look like little gift packages all lined up on the cake stands. Very pretty

  46. 46
    Diane at InMyOwnStyle says:

    Cute photo of your kids with the black icing. Navy Blue has similar effects. When my oldest daughter graduated, her school colors were navy and orange, so I had a cake decorated in those colors. Everyone at the party who had cake had blue lips and tongues. It made for a fun party. I love the cupcake wrappers with the cupcakes- they look like little gift packages all lined up on the cake stands. Very pretty

  47. 47
    The Tablescaper says:

    These look de-lish!

    - The Tablescaper

  48. 48
    The Tablescaper says:

    These look de-lish!

    - The Tablescaper

  49. 49
    Anonymous says:

    These are absolutely the most elegant cupcakes I've ever seen! Is there any chance you could talk your aunt into sharing with us how she made the wrappers? They are GORGEOUS!

    Anne Kapinus

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    These are absolutely the most elegant cupcakes I've ever seen! Is there any chance you could talk your aunt into sharing with us how she made the wrappers? They are GORGEOUS!

    Anne Kapinus

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