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Cinderella Dress Cupcakes

The Cinderella movie has been released and as excited as I am about it, I still haven't had the time to see it. Regardless, it looks so good and has inspired me in a delicious way. I have been wanting to do a Princess dress cupcake for some time. So much so that I told myself that the next fairy tale movie that comes out, I'm on it.

It was extremely last minute. I'm talking even 20 minutes before shooting the video, I had no idea what I was going to be doing. I decided to re-create Cinderella's classic blue dress using a simple pleated skirt method I had used on a wedding cake. I was honestly shocked at how beautiful the cupcake was! It sat in my kitchen for a week until I had it in me to throw it away. Any-who without further ado.... 


You'll Need: 
Fondant: Use a royal blue gel dye to create a light blue and royal blue
Fondant Rolling Pin
Water or Edible Glue
Heart Cookie Cutter

1. Prepare your cooled cupcake by piping out a mound of frosting, then smoothing the sides to create a mountain shape. Make sure that the frosting is thick enough to stand and support the fondant.

2. Roll out the darker shade of blue fondant and cut out a heart shape with a cookie cutter. Set the heart aside to harden, preferably on a rolling pin to create a curve.

3. Roll out a small piece of light blue fondant to cut out the sleeves. Set these aside to harden as well.

3. Again, roll out the darker shade of blue and cut into triangular shapes. These will be placed on the cupcake thin side up and thick side down. Place the first piece on the cupcake as shown below. For the second piece, roll the sides slightly inward and place on the cupcake making sure to overlap the first piece. Continue this method until the cupcake is covered.

4. With clean scissors trim to even out the dress. Using a small knife or spatula (preferably an X-acto knife) carefully and slowly cut a small slit at the top of the cupcake large enough to fit the base of the heart.

5. Optional: Dip a dry paint brush into silver shimmer luster dust and brush onto the heart to give the dress a magical sheen.

6. Thinly roll out the light blue fondant and cut two long, thin rectangles. Gently crease the rectangles long ways to and drape on the sides of the dress, meeting both ends in the center. Use water to glue them down.

7. Once the heart has hardened, carefully secure it into the slit made on top of the cupcake.

8. Lastly, roll out a small piece of light blue fondant, and roll from one end to the other to create a rose. Place this in the center to hide the seam. Then, with a dab of water, attach the sleeves to the dress.


With the touch of a magic wand you've got a beautiful Cinderella Cupcake Dress.
I hope you guys try this out. Click below to watch the tutorial.

Cinderella's Dress Cupcake Tutorial

*Couture in a Cupcake*

Ultimate Spring Party Ideas

Last weekend we were hit with 10 inches of snow. I can't lie, I'm a winter baby and it's a gorgeous scene. But, I'm seriously looking forward to that Spring weather. My mom's birthday is April 13th and I'm going all out for a cute little birthday shindig. I've been searching deep in the web aka Pinterest to find the perfect Spring party ideas and I know I'm not the only one, so let's swap ideas!

Mom's Ultimate Spring Party Plan

So far, we're headed in a room filled with fresh flowers, pastel colors and delicious aromas direction. One thing at a time....let's start with food.


I decided to make all of her favorite foods. Things that she loves but doesn't get as often as she'd like. In a nutshell this means seafood, dainty tea time sandwiches, hearty salads and citrus drinks. So, here's the menu thus far.

Soup: Lobster Bisque The cozy temperatures of the Spring will get everyone in the mood for some hearty lobster soup. It's quick, easy and tastes amazing.

Sandwich: Cucumber Tea Sandwich. My mom loves cucumber sandwiches. This cool and light favorite is a perfect way to bring in the Spring-Time. Recipe

Salad: Baby Leaf Spinach Salad with the works. Mom hearts veggies. So I'm loading this with fresh diced tomato, purple onion, carrot julienne, pasta, smoked fish and a light balsamic vinaigrette.

Entree: Mini Crab Cakes. Panko Crusted Shrimp. Lemon Herb Wingettes. Roasted Potatoes, Sauteed Vegetables

Dessert: My mom has always dreamed of having a 5 layer 3 tiered cake....sounds a lot like a wedding cake. But hey, she loves cake. So, we decided on a Spring inspired 2 tier cake. One with chocolate cake and vanilla frosting and the other, yellow cake with lemon, raspberry, blueberry filling and vanilla frosting.


Fresh Spring Flowers, Pastel Colors, Pastel Color Pom Pom decorations. Just enough color and vibrancy to bring the room to life. I found some great ideas on Pinterest.



Two things my mom, sister and I have always loved to do- sing and play games. Music has always been a big part of my family, so it's only natural that I bust out the new karaoke machine. I'll have it set up in the den with a couple of mics plugged in. I'll also set out a few board games. I have each and every single Monopoly game ever made but, the family fav is definitely Scrabble. 

This May is the month that both my mom and I graduate!! Amazing right! My mom's worked so hard for the past 7 years, receiving her Bachelors and then 2 Masters Degree's. So this party might turn into a mash-up of a graduation and birthday party. Either way it's going to be about celebration of life and showing appreciation to my most favorite person in the world :D

*Couture in a Cupcake*