What do you get when you combine a graphic designer with buttercream and cupcakes? We think you get the cutest cupcake decorations we've seen in a long time. We wrote about ticings this past February because we were so taken with their cake appliques, but they've come out with some new assortments and holiday designs for cupcakes that we can't get enough of. The company began in 2009 so they're not new to the cupcake world. But over one year later, they're flourishing with a burgeoning wholesale business, an artist series designed by talented graphic folks, and an ever-rotating line-up of fresh, modern designs.
While they certainly look professional, we love ticings because they're a sweet and easy way to embellish cupcakes at home. The old-fashioned sprinkles and candy-topped cupcakes will always have their place, there's something refreshing about a little pop of text or modern art sitting neatly atop your cupcake. They even do custom designs for your company's logo or for a personalized event or wedding.
But wait: what's in the stuff? You'll be happy to know that ticings only uses edible little sheets of icing made with food grade ink. They're gluten-free, too. And the art is photographic quality (dot-free).
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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