Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcakes

My mom commissioned these for a small party she was throwing. Since she was preparing a bunch of Italian dishes, I thought these Spaghetti & Meatball cupcakes, inspired by Hello, Cupcake, would be perfect.

These sugar-free cupcakes (cake only) are part of a "pull apart cake." This particular arrangement includes 21 cupcakes. The vanilla cake is sweetened with Splenda instead of sugar. Vanilla frosting, sugar-free strawberry preserves and dark and milk chocolate hazelnut truffles create the look of "spaghetti & meatballs." Sprinkles of shredded coconut make realistic parmesan cheese. ($52.50 for 21 cupcakes)

For those with dietary requirements, sprinkles are the only sugar on the below dessert. Splenda vanilla cupcake with sugar-free strawberry glaze is the perfect sugarless dessert. ($1.75/cupcake).