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"Queen of the Carnival" Mardi Gras Cupcakes

February 17, 2009

Truth be told, these cupcakes were marketed as Princess cupcakes. What the heck. A crown is a crown. When in Rome….Since it’s Mardi Gras, they are perfect for the Queen of the Carnival!

Source: instructions from Wilton Website



Makes: Each cupcake serves 1.

Step 1

Bake cupcakes in White Standard Baking Cups and cool completely on Cooling Grid.

Step 2

Prepare Buttercream Icing recipe and ice cupcakes smooth with white icing using Spatula.

Step 3

For crown, tint 3/4 cup icing with Lemon Yellow Icing Color. Lightly mark the crown’s points on cupcake with toothpick. Using a zigzag motion, pipe top of crown with yellow icing and Open Star Decorating Tip 18. Pipe double line to create base of crown.

Step 4

For jewels, tint small amounts of icing with Leaf Green, Violet and Rose Icing Colors. Pipe dots evenly on crown with Round Decorating Tip 3 using green, violet and pink icings.

Step 5

Pipe name on cupcakes with pink icing using Round Decorating Tip 3.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Christie Stump permalink
    February 18, 2009 2:06 pm

    LOVE this idea! Can’t wait to try it out…hope it looks as good as yours!

  2. Amy permalink
    February 17, 2009 10:31 pm

    Very nice. Not sure I could do this. Did you see my poor cake on V-day? It looks pretty silly compared to all of the wonderful cupcake you have up on your page.

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