Not only am I having fun with so many different cupcake orders for my clients but I am coming into contact with friends and colleagues who I have not seen in many years. It certainly was a blast from the past when I met up with Janita again at the Memory Shed as I was delivering a cupcake order. I first met Janita when I was working at First National Bank in Simmonds Street about 20 years ago and it was fantastic to see her again after so many years. Janita asked me to do these Barbie cupcakes for Anushka, a 4 year old daughter of a friend of hers, and of course loving all things girly I immediately agreed. When you think of Barbie the first thing that comes to mind is the colour pink so I did vanilla and strawberry cupcakes and iced them in creamy vanilla and rich strawberry icing. I placed sugar paste B’s on embossed flowers on some of the cupcakes and then made smaller blossoms and pink sugar paste handbags as no Barbie is complete without her accessories.
The gorgeous pink high heel shoes I found at The Chocolate Den and they reminded me of the collection of Barbie shoes I had for my own Barbie when I lived and played in my Barbie world. The Barbie logos are made by Snowflake and are easily available from Pick n Pay, I placed them on sugar paste discs and let the discs dry before putting them on the cupcakes. Barbie has come a long way from the traditional doll I first played with and she is definitely more hip and happening today so the silver sugar beads brought a little glam and elegance to these Barbie cupcakes. Hope you had fun Anushka and enjoyed your Barbie Birthday.