My mother's Easter food tradition were her Jelly-Bean-and-Green-Coconut-Grass-Chocolate-Cupcakes, Pecan Tassies and Stained Glass Pie.....and they were delicious! Since that time, I have seen so many renditions of the Jelly Bean Cupcake, I really wanted to come up with something a little more original.
Next, I rolled out a chunk of white fondant and cut it into strips. I used the the opening in a large decorating tip to create the "polka dots" and used just a dab of water to adhere them to the "bonnet".
It was a split decision on the fondant vs. frosting for the top of the cupcake. So I ended up using both. After rolling out the fondant, I used a fluted biscuit cutter (about the same size as the top of the cupcake) and popped the Easter "Bonnet" on top. Voila!
Now, I know that sometimes my ideas are too farfetched......and sometimes I reach just a bit too far. It is in these trying times (usually it's in the middle of a raging hot flash) if I'm not focused I can fall off the creativity "cliff" entirely and I end up throwing away a lot of treats.