These are chocolate chip cupcakes with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. It was the first time I had tried this recipe and once baked, they tasted good but I found the crumb a little bit dry for my liking so I made a vanilla bean sugar syrup and soaked them to make them more moist.
The cupcake toppers are made entirely of fondant and are based on the characters from Thomas and Friends.
This cupcake just has train tracks on it. Simple but they added a little more color to the cupcakes.
James the Red Engine.
Percy the Small Engine.
I don't often do decorated cupcakes so these were really fun and a nice change from one big cake. I hope the 3 year old birthday boy is happy with them!
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