I love this sort of impressionist painter style design. It looks pretty easy to do and is so elegant and fancy looking. I bet I could totally impress people with cakes like this. Though I'd be kidding myself if I thought I could pull off the checkerboard cake effect. Baby steps.
I think we are nearing the end of the rain(bow) here in Seattle finally. It's still blustery and still showering here and there but we're getting more and more sunshine and soon it will be GLORIOUS! Have you ever witnessed a Northwest summer? They are kind of the best ever. Just don't tell anyone that, we want to hold onto our inhospitable reputation lest more people try to move here.
It's almost Spring, right? Why else would they be cranking up the air conditioning in here? It must be because we're expecting lots of flowers and sunshine and warm breezes, yes? This chance to use my office Snuggie must be a sign of good times ahead. More flowery cupcakes please.
I don't think you can make an actual, normal cupcake with booze in it, so this is a perfect variation. With all the new cupcake and whipped cream flavored vodkas on the market now you can make all sorts of boozy faux baked goods. This is the kind of baking I can get behind.