The same goes with my cupcakes. You spend a great deal of time frosting each cake and buy every available decorations to go with your theme and they are just OK when finished. I looked online to see cupcake decorations and arrived at this conclusion. The new trendy cupcake stores that are opening up across the country aren't decorated with anything creative but rather simple swirls of frosting and some sprinkles. They are selling their cupcakes for the true flavor of the cupcake itself and offering many different varieties. I decided that too is what is important because I can make tasty cakes from stratch. At least that analogy of mine made me feel better!!!