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.

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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