September 17, 2015

The most fashion-forward of our Cupcake Classics has got to be this sweet attempt at fabulous footwear: High-Heel Cupcakes!!!

It might be our most popular project ever, and we’ve gotten repeated requests to re-post it. So here it is. It’s originally from our book CUPCAKES, COOKIES & PIE, OH MY! (You can find them—and lots of glam variations—on pages 111-115.)

We’ve been asked to recreate this project at many different cupcake events—including one hilarious happening in Miami, FLA.

We were invited to kick our heels up at a big outdoor confectioners celebration at the famous Fontainebleau Hotel.  It turned out to be the hottest, most humid night they’d had in a while—and that’s saying something.

We had over 600 cupcakes sitting out in the heat. And they kept melting and slipping off their cookie-stick high heels. We had a crazy time keeping each and every shoe aloft—while meeting and greeting all the guests!  After a while, the whole experience became hysterically funny–like something out of an I LOVE LUCY episode. But we did manage to keep most of the heels high! And the cupcakes were a big hit!!

Moral:  Don’t make high-heel cupcakes outdoors in the summer!

For the full recipe, check out OH MY. You’re going to need graham crackers, Pirouettes or any cookie stick, melting wafers and, of course—decorating sugars (to make the widest array of shimmering shoes you can think of).

Happy Cupcaking,

Alan and Karen

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