Crowned Royal Cupcakes

Let me start off by saying that I had no intention of jumping on the Royal-Wedding-themed-cupcake-bandwagon [I had seen my fair share of horrid "royal" cupcakes all week long in my Google reader]... until right before I got home last night. I was riding the subway with my roommate, the biggest anglophile I know, talking about Royal Wedding viewing parties when the Royal Wedding fever hit me. I decided I didn't want to miss out on the chance to make something fun for this global media event... seeing as I wasn't even born yet when Princess Diana was married and... what if I have to wait another 30 years for a big Royal occasion??

I baked two dozen vanilla cupcakes and used what I had lying around - mainly fondant, colored sugar crystals and sugar pearls - to come up with these cupcake toppers.

I made a dozen fondant toppers and iced the other dozen in tinted icing swirls.

I conveniently had some British themed cupcake toppers lying around that I had bought for my roommate's birthday from TheBlissfulBaker on Etsy. I didn't get to use them for her since I ordered them late but made sure to save her a special one today.

Familiar London icon toppers adorned the buttercream swirls. 

Royal Wedding cupcakes packed and ready to bring as a sweet treat for my coworkers.

My alarm went off at 5:00am and I was unsure whether or not I wanted to get up and watch the wedding or go back to sleep. I turned on the TV to look for a sign. David Beckham appeared on my screen and that was it... I was like "heck yea, I wanna watch this!" I got up, brushed my teeth [for roommate's sake] and began my day with Prince William's arrival at Westminster Abbey.

Roommate treated me to scones, clotted cream, jam, digestive biscuits and tea... I'm such a lucky lady [aka Princess-In-Training]!

updated 6/22/11 - changed size of the vertical pics... it was buggin' me!


  1. Glad you did jump on the Royal Wedding Baking Bandwagon. Love how you decorated all the cupcakes.

  2. just poppin in and love these cupcakes. I saw what you posted on cookbook queens blog about working FT and trying to bake, blog etc and I can RELATE. I too love cupcakes, sweets etc and TRY to blog and have the same passion but CHALLENGES as you. Keep it up here b/c I love what you are doing! Take care and have a super day!

  3. These look wonderful!
    thank you for stopping by my blog today.

  4. Sorry for the late response, Krystal, but these are adorable!!! And completely delicious-looking!!!

  5. Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE your ideas!!! Fantastic! Following and getting ideas for some parties :) Thank you love!