No, not those cupcakes! Real, edible cupcakes.
Have you noticed the latest obsession with cupcakes? The simple cupcake that took 1 minute to decorate is gone and has been replaced by an elaborate work of art that will take you at least 15 minutes. So, if you need 30 cupcakes for your child's school or party, make plans to begin two days before they are needed. Also available are "cupcake stands" that will help you present them in all their glory and some that will help you create a masterpiece. However, if a masterpiece is your intended goal, I might suggest beginning a week ahead.
However, if these little wonders don't turn out as magnificently as you pictured them to be, all is not lost. Almost every town now has a bakery that for the price of your entire month's grocery budget will make them for you!
Here is the Wilton website that offers ideas, supplies, and recipes. http://www.wilton.com/ideas/browse.cfm?cat=Cupcakes
Enjoy yourself, pour a cup of coffee and have a cupcake.