Flags of the World

Flag cupcakes:

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Homemade cupcake with marzipan flags from Brazil, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany and Spain!  Image courtesy GSM World, who writes:

"Gaige wanted to bake some cupcakes for his classmates on the last day of first grade. He also wanted to decorate them with flags of the world, his current obsession being flags and all. Country, state, county. He knows them all, and the house is littered with paintings and drawings of his renditions of a seemingly random collection of flags. From Antigua and Barbados to Kansas and California.

So being the adventurous types, we shopped for ingredients and baked our cupcakes from scratch; no Betty Crocker boxes here dontcha know. We coated the tops with thick extra white frosting. Then spent several hours cutting shapes of colored marzipan to create the flags, We even resorted to hijacking the electricMommy to assist in the cutting and assembling. All in all, a good creative evenings work."