So, I got this idea at about 12:30 am the night before my hubby's Birthday which happened to fall on Father's Day this year, and could not get to sleep until I had tried it. I know, I really think I'm starting to go nuts! The good news is that it totally worked... we'll get to the bad news a little later. It is very easy to do and pretty quick going- I was done by 1:00am. Oh, and I must apologize ahead of time for the crapola photos- it was after midnight... need I say more?The first (and most difficult) thing you need to do is find a simple image to recreate in chocolate. Size it how you want it and print. Then, move your image to a hard surface such as a cutting board or an inverted cookie sheet and cover it with wax paper. Melt some chocolate using your favorite method and put it in a piping bag with a small round tip or do it the easier way and just melt the chocolate in a plastic baggie, squeezing every 30 second or so until completely melted. Squeeze a corner of the bag to free it from chocolate and trim off the very tippy top of that corner. Twist the opposite end of the baggie (the end with the zippy enclosure) until the chocolate starts to come out as you like it and there's your tool. Carefully and slowly, trace your chosen image on top of the wax paper, then, move your image and trace again until you have as many as you need. Don't worry about little splatters here and there as they are easily chipped away after they harden. I was then going to melt some white chocolate the same way and pipe it into the parts that should be white only... ...um, yeah, it seized... twice! I have no idea what happened- there was no water even near it- so that idea was nixed! I just hoped for the best and kept the chocolate outlines in the fridge until the next morning when I needed them and everything turned out perfectly! Actually, I think they turned out better so you could see the whipping cream underneath... that is IF the whipping cream had kept its shape for even one minute! Banoffee Pie is my hubby's favorite dessert and it is delicious but I decided to try and mix things up a bit and make Banoffee Pie Cupcake Tarts. Yeah, there is a reason you can't find a recipe for that! They were total flops! The whipped cream totally fell as I said before and everything else just sort of was messy. They tasted great- you can't really mess that up, but by the time it got to the table it was a total joke. My sister started laughing and insisted this go in the "flops"section... as if she had to tell me that. The good news was that I now have a new technique for creating unique edible cupcake toppers and my family has another funny story to tell about the failed dessert. At least THEY turned out- and even better than expected! Happy Birthday, Paul!