I had the pleasure of providing the dessert for my son's annual preschool fundraising auction. This year's theme was Mardi Gras, but instead of Bourbon Street debauchery we got our kicks at the silent auction tables.
Approximately 180 cupcakes were made for the evening along with a centerpiece cake, which was a last minute entry into the live auction. The cupcakes were decorated with gold and silver sanding sugar and fondant curly ribbons. Flavors were:
White Almond Sour Cream with Raspberry filling and All-American Buttercream
Classic Red Velvet filled and frosted with Cream Cheese Buttercream
Devil's Food with Dark Chocolate Ganache filling and Whipped Chocolate Ganache Buttercream
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cake with Vegan All-American Buttercream
Gluten Free Chocolate finished with a dollop of Dark Chocolate Ganache
I had forgotten my original flavor flags at home and had to improvise in the banquet hall. Guests really appreciated having a key to find the flavor they most wanted, though many weren't shy about coming back for a second taste.