Today's Washington Post has an excellent article by Lisa Cherkasky, who makes her living as a cook, writer, and food stylist.
It seems her food-styling skills are what led to this article with gorgeously decorated cupcakes. And we agree with her take on cupcake decorating:
Plain dessert is fine. But the sweet thing that calls to me--shouts, actually--is the one with the doodad on it. This cupcake (or cookie or tart) is special. It's for me.
I've posted more photos from the article on our Flickr group, here.