A friend of mine moved to DC this summer so I brought her these beach cupcakes to her as a housewarming gift.
The cake flavor is one I invented called the “Witch’s Brew”. Years ago when we both worked at Dunkin Donuts we used to serve a drink called the Witch’s Brew during the fall. The drink was half cinnamon coffee half hot chocolate. To re-create this flavor combination I made a coffee flavored cake with a cinnamon chocolate swirl.
The cupcakes were topped with sea-foam green vanilla buttercream I piped on using a tip #12. The sea shells, sunglasses, and flip flops were all made out of fondant using a mold I have and then hand painted with food coloring and luster dust.