Graduation Time

We have finished the school year over here in Texas, now I have 3 months with the kids at home!

Anyway, with the end of the school year comes multiple graduations.  Kids graduate from several school years here including Grade 4.  So, we had a graduation to go to! My son graduated and had a class party for which I made some cupcakes.  It was all a bit last minute so no photos, but I did make some more for the following day as we were lucky enough to be invited to a graduation party for a Grade 12 graduate – the real deal 🙂  The party was amazing and we were even treated to an impromptu concert by the graduate herself, a very talented musician, on this occasion playing the violin.

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So, the cupcakes were black and white cupcakes.  I had found and purchased this Wilton Two Tone Cupcake Insert, a fancy piece of equipment but unfortunately it was of no use with my batter as it was too thick.  I will try again with a thinner cake batter.

So, back to basics, piping the vanilla and chocolate batter into the pans.  Yummy frosting to top made using a Thermomix recipe.  You could easily use this recipe with a standard mixer, the use of cream makes it beautiful and light.

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I found these cute Congrats Grad Cupcake Liners and Picks so there was no need to make any decorations.  A quick dust with orange sanding sugar as the school colours are orange and black and they were done!

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