Whenever I need to bake cupcakes for a party, my default non-chocolate choice is the Restaurant Eve's Cake recipe from Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA. The cake recipe produces two dozen delicious cupcakes with a superfine crumb and delicate texture; the classic vanilla cake and frosting flavors have broad appeal. I often decorate these cupcakes with purchased sugar decorations (see, e.g., here and here), but I recently decided to branch out and try edible paper decorations for the first time. I had the paper printed at Little Bitts in Wheaton, MD, the same place where I buy my sugar decorations (and many other baking supplies). If you take in a photo or printed image, they will scan, resize, and print it on edible paper while you wait; they can print a maximum of 32 images on a letter-size sheet of edible paper. You just need to cut out the images and apply them on your baked goods.
Recipe: "Restaurant Eve's Cake," printed in the April 23, 2006 Washington Post.