They were topped with this simple creamcheese icing (I substituted coffee for the vanilla). These cupcakes are so moist and the chocolate-coffee combo is blissful! These will definitely be made again in the near future. Next time I would try a different icing as the creamcheese somewhat overpowered the coffee.
cupcakes cooling before frosting.
I couldn't resist modeling the cupcakes with my birdie salt & pepper shakers (from Urban Outfitters last December). I love them so much!
We enjoyed some more fireworks and a near-full moon...
...and played with sparklers too!