So I last made cupcakes in early April, which given my usual baking rate was quite a long time ago. But the hiatus is over, with last night's production of koala cupcakes.
They are not quite as cute as this koala, but nonetheless quite adorable.
They are chocolate chocolate chip cake, with a cream cheese frosting.
I bought black food coloring, which in small doses looks purple, so I added yellow and thankfully it made it gray, not brown.
the nose is a chocolate covered almond. the eyes are white frosting with a mini chocolate chip pupil. the ears are Necco wafers with a piped gray frosting edge.