Oscars Inspired Bow Tie Cupcakes

April 30, 2017

 Hello, friends!  I've never claimed to be much of a baker.  Baking is my mom's forte and it's something that I aim to get better at.  But let's face it, at this point in my life, boxed mixes are still the way to go.  Awhile back our family hosted A Night at the Oscars where we had a private screening of two of the Oscar-nominated movies.   As soon as we started planning the event I knew I wanted to provide a popcorn and candy bar for our guests.


A couple of days before the grand event, I went out to dinner with my parents and asked if there was anything else I could bring.  My mom mentioned that she was going to make up two batches of cupcakes.  Knowing that she had a lot going on, I offered to make a batch of cupcakes.  She agreed.

 

My gears started turning and I decided I wanted to make golden cupcakes with black bow ties to go along with the Oscar theme.  To show you how little baking I do I called my mom to tell her I had to make mini cupcakes because I only had a mini cupcake tin and a muffin tin.  She laughed at me and informed me that cupcake tins and muffin tins were the same thing.

 

Yeah... that happened.

 

I used a standard box mix and baked the mini cupcakes at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.  After they cooled I covered them with a whipped white frosting.

 

 

Next I used Wilton's Gold Color Mist to give the white frosting a gold look.  

 

 Next, I tried my very best to create little bow ties using Wilton's Black Sparkle Gel.

 

 

 

 They didn't turn out too bad for an amateur.  Most people realized what they were... although a someone mentioned they looked like dog bones but whatever.  I tried.

 

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