When ladies of all ages get together, why not embrace the girlie girl in all of us and celebrate with some high heel cupcakes?
When some of my best friends gathered to celebrate a birthday, one of them shared her first ever attempt at these adorable high heeled cupcakes with Milano cookies. The reason I share that it was a first attempt, by a non cupcake baker, is because these are SO EASY to decorate.
You can do it too!
The best part ever is that you can use your favorite homemade cupcake recipe, an easy chocolate doctored up cake mix recipe or just any old box mix to save time.
The same goes for the frosting. One of my favorites is my easy Almond Buttercream Frosting and I promise, ANYONE can make it. It’s foolproof, but if you are in a pinch, then you can always just use the store bought bottle that comes attached with the tips. Yes, that is what my friend used.
You don’t have to have any official “frosting” supplies to conquer this adorable high heel cupcakes.
Your supply list should include:
- Cupcake liners (remember, the pattern you choose will be the base for what it looks like. Color coordinate your colors.
- Cake Mix
- Milano cookies (or any elongated cookies/graham cracker)
- Cookie sticks (for the heels) – something like Pirouettes, which is show here or even Oreo Fun Stix, depending on the occasion.
- Any additional embellishments – sprinkles, balls etc (optional)
Once your cupcakes have baked and cooled according to the directions, insert the Milano cookies into the cupcake on an angle, using the Cookie stix to help determine the angle. You will want the two cookies to meet, and you will use a tiny bit of frosting to seal the deal. When the frosting dries, it will serve as the “glue” that holds the two together.
Then, just frost around it and decorate how ever you choose. Don’t over complicate it. What can be better than high heeled cupcakes made with Milano cookies? YUM!
What I love about these is the simplicity.
If you read here often, you know I am all about creating “Good enough” things and that means providing something wonderful without stressing over their perfection.
Simplicity can be amazing and knowing that these high heel cupcakes can be decorated in only a few minutes is stress free.
It’s easy and fun and anyone can make it, but if you want to take it up a notch and go all out with your decorating, you can do that too. The above cupcakes are from the book, Cupcakes, Cookies & Pie, Oh, My!and they are ADORABLE!! I love these authors and they give so many fun and creative examples.
Another unbelievable example is from How Does She . Aren’t these gorgeous? Yes, they take a LOT more time, but wow, they are amazing.
Whether you choose our wonderful Good Enough cupcakes or decide to go for Pinterest Perfect, these high heel cupcakes need to make your To Do list for your next Girls Night Out, Princess party or any fun gathering where ladies are involved.
We all deserve at least one high heeled cupcake in our life.
Pour your cup of coffee and let’s have a virtual girls night out together.
I’d LOVE that!
Those are the cutest idea for cupcakes! Love it!
My mom is the girliest girl I know. She loves all things fabulous and would adore these. Her birthday is next month so I think I may have a plan now. Thanks for the cute idea!
My mother is the most girly person I know. She loves all things fabulous and would adore these. Her birthday is next month and now I have a cute little plan. Thanks for the cute idea!
Thank you so much for the wonderful ideas.
These are adorable! Any tips on transporting them, or would you assemble them where they’ll be served?
You can move them to a serving tray, but it’s so much easier to frost anywhere, but then assemble right on the tray you will serve. Then you don’t have to worry about the “heels” disbanding. 🙂
@Jen, Thank you!