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Out for a Swim! Cupcakes

Make a big splash at your next celebration! Create this cute school of fish, in their natural habitat, on top of a cupcake centerpiece. It´s so easy.

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Difficulty: Somewhat Easy



Instructions:

Step 1

In advance: Make sea plants and sea urchins. Prepare Royal Icing recipe. Using combination Leaf Green/Lemon Yellow royal icing, pipe Leaf Decorating Tip 352 ruffle sea plants on waxed paper covered board. Using combination Rose/Violet royal icing, pipe Multi-Opening Decorating Tip 233 pull-out sea urchins on waxed paper covered board. Make 1 plant and urchin for each cupcake and let dry. Make cookie fish. Prepare Roll Out Cookie Dough recipe and roll ¼ in. thick. Use smallest round cutter from 101 Cookie Cutters Set to cut bodies. Thin dough with water to a piping consistency. Place dough in bag fitted with Round Tip 3 and use to pipe mouth, fins and tail. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes at 350°F. Let cool. Using white royal icing, pipe Round Tip 3 ball whites of eyes. Using black royal icing, pipe Round Decorating Tip 2 dot pupils.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Prepare Buttercream Icing recipe. Tint the icing using a small amount of Royal Blue Icing Color. Use spatula to ice tops of cupcakes with blue buttercream icing.

Step 4

Position iced cupcakes on stand. Insert fish cookies, sea plant and sea urchin.

Step 5

Why not change the color of your fish, sea plants and urchins? You can even add starfish and sea horses with tip 3 and royal icing.