Turning 3 for little Davey was so exciting for him and he chose as his party theme Cars. The cake of course had to fit the theme and reach his expectations of what he had in mind for his celebration. The racing track in the shape of a 3 was the perfect addition to his themed party. Lightning McQueen had his own sugar paste race track complete with Start and Finish Banners. I edged the track in bright green buttercream grass and added extra grass in the form of Aragon Compound Candy Melts in the perfect shade of green. The cake needed a checkered pattern to complete the look and I cut small black and white squares to create this effect, finishing off with the Aragon Compound Candy Melts bits along the edges of the cake. The perfect finish to this cake was seeing the delight in Davey’s face as he sent me the cutest little thank you video and having these brilliant photos of his party all planned and set out with so much love and thought. Happy 3rd Birthday Davey!
Aragon Cake Supplies and Cupcakes2Delite teamed up today to donate 8 dozen floral cupcakes to Cupcakes4Kids with Cancer. Please pop by to Cresta Shopping Centre or any of the other centres country wide today where you can purchase a cupcake for R10 and support this amazing cause. A huge thank you to Wayne of Aragon Cake Supplies for these beautiful multi coloured Cosmos Flowers. The first customer of the morning in Cresta, a young boy, chose the cupcake with the bright orange and purple Cosmos Flower and his smile and excitement made all this baking worthwhile. Then another huge thank you to all the other bakers who have contributed thousands of cupcakes for today and the men and women who have given up their time today to co-ordinate, support and sell at each of the shopping centres taking part today.
Pearls are mostly always an addition to my cupcakes and I pop them carefully in the swirls of buttercream. These shimmery two-toned pearls in pastel turquoise and a pinky lavender from Aragon, however, were the inspiration for these cupcakes as Wendy loves all shades of turquoise. A perfect spring day greeted us as we arrived at the Victorian Tea Room in Northcliff where Wendy had invited us to a delicious high tea.
I used a canvas of white frilled flowers from Aragon, lightly dusted them to match the pearls and gave them a centre of two-toned pearls and delightfully shiny turquoise dragees. The flowers immediately reminded me of the wings of a dragonfly hence their name, Dragonfly Kissed Flowers. Thank you Wendy for a wonderful time spent celebrating with you and for always being such a caring and thoughful friend!
Tracy’s colourful frilled flowers in her favourite colours on dreamy chocolate cupcakes welcomed her to The Memory Shed for her birthday in July…..sorry Tracy that I am only blogging these now! My cupcake creations would not be as bright and as beautiful if it wasn’t for friends like Tracy who love life, colour and think that no birthday is quite right without a Cupcakes2Delite surprise! Thanks for all the laughs, fun, shared memories and support every Wednesday Tracy.
Just for you Tracy, I took your favourite bright lime green and shades of purple and rolled them into 2-tone roses and made layered frilled flowers with dainty beaded centres. There can never be too much added colour or sweetness in a Wacky Wednesday celebration so I popped into Aragon Cake Supplies for lavender Bobbles & purple and green Choc Rocks to add to my cupcake display. Wayne even put a hold on his own production line to make me matching pearls for these cupcakes as I am a bit dotty and no cupcake is really complete unless dotted with matching pearls.
This cake was a total blast to make, so beware you are about to be bombarded with this gorgeous Plumber’s Butt from every angle! Dylan is a remarkable young man, who is not only going places but has gone places! He celebrated his 21st last Saturday with all his family and friends and of course with this themed cake and cupcakes. His proud mom, Debbie, ordered his cake with much excitement and planning and I couldn’t have been happier to be part of his celebration as Dylan has grown into an awesome young man. Wishing you just the best for your future Dylan, I would say it looks bright, but maybe not always given your profession!!!
Debbie created a denim themed party and venue for his 21st and she loved the idea of a Plumber’s Butt Cake and the matching Denim Pocket Cupcakes. No plumber can get by without the tools of the trade and the trendy white T-shirt and ‘plumber’s crack’ to boot. These I made moulding the sugar paste over a carefully carved cake and adding a belt with its stitching detail and moulded tools. Thank you to Linda’s Bake and Pack, Melville as that is where I finally found the mould for these really cool tools.
With such an interesting butt, the cake board had to have its own character hence the wood grain embossed sugar paste board and the tape measure, thanks Pat of CakesbyPat I scaled your idea and your tape measures to use as it was perfect for this cake!
Finally to the cupcakes I added tool-filled, 21 embossed denim pockets with stitching detail. Thanks again Debbie for such a different order!
A floral gift with a difference was the order of the day for Loraine’s birthday today! Wendy asked me to do these for her good friend Loraine and she chose a pretty pastel pink and soft blue for the colour of the sugar paste daisies. Not only would Loraine have been delighted with these daisy dotted cupcakes Wendy chose but her taste buds would have been tingling with the strawberry frangrance from these berry flavoured cupcakes dotted with Strawberry Choc Rocks from Aragon Cake Supplies.
Pictured below I had Strawberry Choc Rocks peeping from under the large daisies and finer ground Strawberry Choc Rocks sprinkled on the cupcakes with the 2 smaller daisies. As always, Wendy knew exactly how she wanted to surprise Loraine with this order and thank you Wendy for your message saying that Loraine was blown away by her cupcakes.
Wishing you sweet daisy wishes for your birthday Loraine and enjoy both eating your cupcakes and celebrating with family and friends!
Cuteness with more than a dash of naughtiness and loads of character are the only way to describe these little Sugar Paste Parrots and Giraffes, an order from Wayne of Aragon Cake Supplies fame. These tropical coloured cheeky characters were such fun to create and I am so chuffed they found a soft perch on fluffy iced cupcakes.
Giraffes in all their tall elegant beauty are my favourite land animals as they grace the African planes with their serene nature and of course always have a view second to none. These Sugar Paste Giraffes I created with a slight twist to their natural elegance, as each one had its own sugar character. The dudes and dudettes with toothbrushes were a tongue in cheek acknowledgement to the recipient of the cupcake gift as he is a dentist. The cheeky dude giraffes are nonchalantly chewing on sugar branches while some of the more demure dudettes flutter their eyelashes at all their admirers. Thanks Wayne for throwing another fun challenge but totally fun cupcake topper order my way!