Happy April Fool’s! Now that the clock is (well) passed noon, we can finally reveal the real version of our practical joke cake! Thanks to everyone who got the joke and enjoyed watching it as much as we did! For those of you who didn’t, I’m sad for you.
I’m not a huge lover of the taste of cotton candy, but I love the smell, the look and idea of it. If I could find a way to cover the spun sugar in chocolate, well then I’d be in love!
What I do like are the soft pastel colours that end up in a fluffy mound on the end of the cone. It always reminds me of the way I think clouds would look and feel if you could see them up close. I had always wondered how cotton candy was made, and if you have the same wonder, make sure you check out my previous post (and video) on exactly how you can do it at home.
For the cotton candy flavouring of these cupcakes, I used the cotton candy that I made with my cotton candy machine, and for extra flavouring, I used LorAnn Gourmet flavouring, which I bought through Golda’s Kitchen. If you want a strong cotton candy taste, you will want to use a larger amount than what my recipe requires. I was being cautious with the amount that I put in, but feel free to add however much you want to.
If you are going to be making these cupcakes and the mini cotton candy toppers, make sure that you make the mini cones immediately prior to serving your cupcakes. The cotton candy does not stay “flossed” for long.
Last December, my good friend had her first baby . . . and named her London. This baby and I were meant to be friends . . . since she was named after one of my favourite cities! Despite the fact that she spit up all over my new LuLuLemon jacket during one of our first meetings, the love has stayed strong . . . albeit from a distance. I would love to be able to spend time with this little sweetheart.
She is the cutest, and most well behaved baby ever! During her grand first birthday party, she was pretty much the only child under the age of two who wasn’t crying, yelling, or snotting! I <3 her. Other babies . . . not so much!
Now, a year has gone by and she is a one year old!
To celebrate, we provided the sweet treats! I felt a lot of pressure providing the birthday cakes for such a sweet, amazing little girl, but I came through . . . with A LOT of cake, right Janine??
Owl Birthday Cake
The Owl Birthday Cake was for the family after the party.