The Bachelorette Finale Cupcakes

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Who got the final rose???

With the much anticipated final episode of The Bachelorette on Monday night, the cousins planned a finale party. I offered to bring dessert of course!

I made chocolate cupcakes with a chocolate frosting. I dipped the edges in red decorations sugar to give it a little bling factor.

For the roses I used watermelon Fruit Taffy. I sprinkled some sugar on my rolling surface because taffy is super sticky. I rolled out the taffy into rectangles and using my pizza slicer I cut a strip about 1/4″. The rest I cut into squares.

Rolling the strip up and pinching the bottom created the centre of the rose. Then taking the squares and pinching the two bottom corners together, I created the petals. I just attached them around the centre of the rose. I had to do a little fanning out of the petals. Placing parchment paper on a baking sheet, I put the roses in the fridge…taffy and humidity is a bad combination!

The tootsie rolls I rolled out and again with me handy dandy pizza slicer I cut out leaves…making sure I scored them down the middle with my slicer. Tootsie rolls stand up a little better in the humidity…but just a little.

I attached two leaves to the bottom of each rose and kept it all in the fridge until I was ready to serve my cupcakes.

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I will warn you that if they’re left out for a while and it’s warm, you will have a taffy meltdown and the roses will slide right off your cupcakes!

As for The Bachelorette, I will keep those detailed opinions to myself; however, I believe my cupcakes were a hit which made up for the miss the finale ended up being!

Keep it creative!

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Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

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I was so excited to finally put up my Baby Shower Gift blog entry because I had to wait until the Shower was done, that I didn’t get to post my fun BBQ dessert I made the day before!

Because I don’t believe in eating corn unless it’s popped, corn on the cob is NOT on my menu when I have a BBQ party! Any food that goes out looking the same way it went into your body serves absolutely no purpose 😳

So I made Corn on the Cob cupcakes! I baked up 24 vanilla cupcakes and frosted them with a cream cheese frosting.

Then working in batches of 3’s I put rows of jellybeans (combo of creamy white and yellow like peaches n’ cream corn). And the flavours of the jellybeans were Ah-maz-ing! Lemon for yellow and the creamy white was Banana Cream Pie! Yum!

Lining up the 3 cupcakes so that it looked like corn on the cob, I stuck corn holders on each of the end cupcakes.

Using yellow tootsie roll, I flattened it out into a rectangle and cut it in half. To make it look like it was melting, I pressed the edges a bit and placed my “pat of butter” on my “cob”.

They were the perfect BBQ dessert!

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