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Romantic Picnic

Contest Photo by: Elizabeth380380
Fort Meade, MD
Category: Cupcakes


Everyone know picnics are romantic. These little ants have decided to carry off the candy hearts for their Valentine's!


Cupcakes, Chocolate Buttercream, Fondant, Red Coloring and Black Coloring.

Candy Conversation hearts.

How to Make

  • Bake the cupcakes. I used Duncan Hines. Tint the chocolate frosting black.

  • Roll out white fondant and mark gridlines on it. I used a regular paint brush with wilton coloring and a tiny bit of water. I painted the table cloth pattern on the fondant but this worls great for making board games and other complicated motifs. The coloring will dry within a few minutes and the fondant will still be workable. In this case I wanted it to drape like fabric.

  • Frist and arrange cupcakes as a pullapart. Drap the fondant over them. I used 4. You can do this in any scale. Then pipe little ants and att candy conversation hearts.

  • Tips for Taking a Great Photo:
    • Avoid clutter. Keep the background simple -- your cupcake or sweet treat is the star!
    • Daytime, natural light is best. If your area is bright enough, try taking the photo without the flash.
    • Upload a horizontal photo. If you crop the image on your computer, make sure you keep a landscape 4:3 aspect ratio.
    • For best results, make your image 1200x900 (or "save for web").
    • With a digital camera, you can take as many photos as possible and choose the best one. Have fun!