For this third week of Ink & Batter I'm making cupcakes inspired solely on the cover of a book! It is a book I do not own yet, so it's a book I haven't read. But I got it suggested to me, and just by looking at the cover, I had the perfect inspiration for making some decorated cupcakes: The Ring And The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz!
Since Becca has already done this cover for her Cover Puppies already, go check it out HERE! Ain't Gentry perfectly cute with her flower crown??
Here's the cover you can all oooh and aaaahhh at it, and tell me if you like my cupcakes take on it!
And now, onto the cupcakes!
For these decorations I decided to go for the flowers that make up the crown in the cover, so I made some stenciled ones and some with fondant in reds and oranges and one purple. The liners were gifted to me by a good friend a lil back, and being light blue with flowers and with a whimsical feeling I felt they were perfect! The buttercream was once again done with two colours to achieve the double tones of pink of the cover.
As for the recipe, I tweaked my mango lassi recipe and made it with strawberries (since they're in season) and made a buttercream with a Romanian cherry liquor gifted to us by my next door Romanian neighbours. That yummy liquor was what inspired the recipe as much as the book inspired the decorations!
What say you? Did I success with my recreation despite not having read the book? Hope you'll like them!
Stay tuned for more Ink & Batter cupcakes next week!