Cool Luau Themed Cupcake Tower and Cake

This was a Luau themed cupcake tower my friend and I did for her granddaughters 9th birthday.

The cake and cupcakes were a chocolate recipe I found online that was a boxed cake mix enhanced with additional ingredients. The buttercream recipe was off the Wilton website and the cookies were a vanilla sugar cookie also made with a Wilton recipe. The cake was three 6″ layers and was covered in buttercream. We then added ruffles we made from homemade marshmallow fondant by rolling the fondant to 1/8″ thick and cutting approximately 1 1/2″ circles. The circles were then pushed from the center and pinched to make a ruffle and dried overnight. Then we simply cut the pinched end off a bit and pushed them into the buttercream as close together as possible.

The topper was simply a foam “M” from the craft store. The flower toppers for the cupcakes were made from marshmallow fondant, and the cookies were also decorated with marshmallow fondant over a thin layer of buttercream. The girls all loved it. Hope you do too!!

Cool Luau Themed Cupcake Tower and Cake

Cool Luau Themed Cupcake Tower and Cake

Cool Luau Themed Cupcake Tower and Cake