May 1, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes for a Graduation party !

I'm feeling so proud of these Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese frosting which  I baked last weekend. They were made for my friends's friend's Graduation Party .

She had no specific requirements except that I bake a cake for her party. I have seen several graduation themed cupcakes earlier and I suggested to go with individual cupcakes and she was happy about that. Finally after having thought for over a week regarding which flavor would go well, I decided on Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese frosting! Who wouldn't love that? ;-)
And of course, to go along with the theme of the graduation party, I wanted to jazz up the cupcakes a bit by making cute looking graduation hats and diplomas to go on top of the cupcakes, and I must say, they were a bit of hard work , but soooooo much fun!!! ;-)
My neighbour (who is also a good friend of mine), with whom I've shared a few of my cakes, really liked them and she suggested that her friend ask me to bake for her. I must say I'm more than thrilled to have done this for her friend and it has really made me explore the more creative side in me!!
                             
I left the cupcakes in plain white cupcake liners to show out the bright red color and delivered them in small cupcake boxes with some really cute HomeMade stickers stuck on them ;-)

This was definitely a really fun 'project' and will always be my favorite . My friend and her friend (for whom these cupcakes were made) , both mentioned that the cupcakes received a lot of compliments and tasted very flavorful and moist.
I will post in detail the recipe for the Red velvet cakes and Cream cheese frosting in a later post!
Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did....more later!! ;-)

You can check out recipe for the red velvet cupcakes here.

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-Manju

53 comments:

  1. Wow! this looks truly gorgeous! Love the detailing too! are the scrolls fondant? Lucky friend of friend! :)

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  2. Mouth watering :)
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  3. Wow! This looks so yummy...very creative indeed...kudos...

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  4. Wow...beautiful cupcakes dear...

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    1. I did hear they were yummm ;-)

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  6. Omg, mindblowing cupcakes..Wat a lucky friend to have a beautiful soul like u..

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  7. Marvelous cupcakes dear !! so pretty :) you are awesome girl made them so professional and your friend would be so happy !! loved them !!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the beautiful compliments dear!

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  8. I first thought I walked into a bakery/cake shop..You are fabulous ..becoming professional da..Keep rocking,no words to say..admire your hard work and they looks really cute..Perfect for graduation!!

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    1. :-) Bakery-yo? :-) Thanks a lot dear for the lovely words!!

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  9. totally rocking! ur friend is so lucky!

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  10. Manju those graduation caps are simply adorable and amazing!! Gorgeous cupcakes!! Well done. :)

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    1. Thanks Ramona...it means a lot to me!

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  11. Looks so delicious.mouth watering.Perfectly done
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  12. Thank you so much you guys!!!

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  13. graduation caps looks awesome. awesome decoration. looks superb

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  14. WOW!! The cake looks so delicious and damn cute.

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  15. Wonderful job! I can see why they like these beautiful cupcakes so much!

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  16. Wowww.. Yummy, looks so delicious, mouthwatering!!

    Lovely pics.. Great job.

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  17. Hats off to ur patience n creativity...

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  18. lovely cupcakes..my gosh so beautifully clicked..could u plz give the recipe of cream cheese..plz

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    1. Hi Suhani,
      Thank you so much for your compliments :-)

      I have posted the recipe for the cupcakes and cream cheese frosting here : http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-velvet-cupcakes-with-cream-cheese.html

      -Manju

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  19. Oooh... that is just awesome and creativeness at its peak :).. lovely cakes!!!.. kudos to all you hard work behind it!

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  20. Loved the graduation hats... wonderful pics.. Do visit my blog when free :)

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  21. your blog is such fun... these little cup cakes are better than graduation robe and certificate... they look like momentous :-) your artistic and i am sure you have a world of imagination to follow... A lovely blog happy to follow you... do visit me http://cooklikepriya.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. woooo BEAUTIFUL..!!!
    LOVE THE CLICK AND THE PRESENTATION IS AWESOME !

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  23. I think the outdoor locations for graduation party is best idea. What say?
    graduation party ideas
       

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  24. What did you use for the top of the cap? I see a reese's cup but what did you get for square chocolate? The look awesome!

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    1. I have used Ghirardelli chocolates. Thank you!

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  25. TAS@myadukala.blogspot.comMay 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Hi Manju....u have such a lovely blog and such wonderful cakes 2...

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  26. hi dear

    luks lovely...

    how did u make the degree roll & red ribbon? :)

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    1. Hi Momina,
      Thank you.
      I used vanilla tootsie rolls for the degree scrolls and strawberry flavored fruit leather or fruits rolls for the ribbons.
      Microwave the tootsie rolls for 3-5 secs (or until pliable), shape them into squares and roll them to form degree scrolls. Cut the fruit rolls into desired length and thickness and wrap them around the degree scrolls.

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  27. Thanks dear :)
    hey do we get this fruits rolls / leather in India?

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  28. Thanks dear :)
    hey do we get this fruits rolls / leather in India?

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    1. I'm not sure where you would get it in India, sorry!

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    2. If you can't get fruit rolls, just use fondant or any red colored chocolate that can be shaped.

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