A complete failure.
Turns out I gave up on the itty cupcakes too soon. Tiffany, who is a genius, wrote to tell me to try little foil candy cups (thank you Tiffany!). I had a lunch hour free so I took a trip to the Home Cake Decorating Supply Co. on Roosevelt which Jessica told me about ages ago and I was happy to finally have a reason to visit. They had 3/4 inch rigid foil cups, I also bought some tiny sugar flowers and sprinkles, I had this cupcake from Magnolia in mind. What you see there is the result, cute huh? Cute but otherwise a complete failure tastewise, probably my fault for quartering recipes, or just more evidence of my acute inability to cook. I’ll put up my observations later, along with a second try if I get a chance.