Ok so I found a delish vanilla (white) cupcake recipe thanks to the fabulous Amy Sedaris. So I started playing with icing swirls this afternoon. I still need to work on the perfect lavender/violet shade and the stiffness of the icing but I have to say not bad for my first go at icing in many months!
I like the second one best -- more of a flat swirl....what do you think? Oh yeah I slipped a brown wrapper on as a test to see what it would look like.