Hey owl! It's okay, you can come sit with us! Here, borrow my scarf, you look cold. Do you want some of my hot chocolate? So when do we get to dig into this awesome cake anyway?
So much cupcake decorating is based on the notion of piling heaps of stuff on top of the cake, it's refreshing to see someone make use of negative space here, so to speak. A creamy pool of frosting in the middle of the cake is a nice change!
Oh man is there a lot going on here. Those cupcakes alone look light and moist and delightful and then you go and pile on some pretty, fluffy, buttery icing mmmmmmm. And THEN you make little heart cookies and you ice them BUT you use MORE icing to make them all fancy and swirly and amazing. Then you PUT IT ON THE CUPCAKE! I'm so exhausted. I can't eat. I need a nap.
I have a confession to make, guys. I LOVE cherry flavoring. Artificial, natural, actual cherries, maraschino cherries, brandied cherries, cherry Jolly Ranchers, I can't get enough! Also gummy cola bottles are one of my most favorite candies! These cupcakes belong to me, is what I'm saying. They are mine. I wants.