These were the first cupcakes I did that were labor intensive design-wise. They were definitely ones that helped me decide I woudl love to do this full time. They were for a colleague's baby shower at MySpace. Those MySpacers sure did get a lot of cupcakes to taste - I used to make them all the time & bring in for taste testing!
I made the animals out of melting chocolates & edible marker. They took forever, but hey, it was a learning exercise. This was before I had a toddler, obviously!