The gift of a new kidney is definitely an occasion for cupcakes.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love transplant cakes. If your friend or family member has a good sense of humor and an upbeat perspective on their circumstances, I would highly recommend the transplant cake, with or without blood. Receiving a new organ is like receiving a new lease on life, and if that isn’t an occasion for cake, then I just don’t what is.
One cupcake was for the donor, and one was for the recipient. The star sprinkles were merely a nod to the Spaceman Spiff cake I made earlier for the recipient. The cupcake on the left is Chocolate Raspberry with a chocolate kidney, and the one on the right is a Classic Raspberry cupcake. The blood is made from red colored apricot glaze.