Something about these amazing cupcakes reminds me of India. The colors are reminiscent of the ubiquitous marigolds in "Monsoon Wedding" and other films. They make me want to crank the Bollywood soundtracks and celebrate!
I like pastries and cakes that are modeled off stationary or wallpaper or fabric patterns. I'm not saying these birds are derived from another source but wouldn't an apron with these little guys on it just be the sweetest thing ever?