Happy Birthday Tracy and so pleased you enjoyed these cupcakes with your family. I know how you love fondant iced cupcakes, so I made half your cupcakes with fondant domes decorated with the always beautiful Crystal Candy Lace. The Valentina Lace Mould was a perfectly elegant choice for these cupcakes. I completed the gift box with six buttercream swirled cupcakes with rolled roses and tiny pearls.
The beautiful peaceful gardens and Italian ambiance of Casalinga were the setting for the surprise 70th Birthday Lunch for Brenda last week and this pretty Pink Roses and Midnight Garden Lace Chocolate Cake looked so pretty on the table against the backdrop of greenery twinkling in the South African sunshine. Brenda met my mom in hospital over 48 years ago. My mom had just given birth to me and Brenda was about to give birth to her beautiful daughter, Robyn. They became life long friends and as my mom couldn’t be there for Brenda last week, it was so special for my dad and myself to be there with Brenda, her family and friends for her special celebration. Thanks to Tracey, Tom and Robyn; Brenda enjoyed a special lunch in a beautiful setting.
I made pretty pink sugar paste roses and added Midnight Garden Crystal Candy Lace to a chocolate ganached cake. I used the same mat to emboss the pink board around the cake and finished off with a woven pink ribbon.
Without all my wonderful family, friends and customers, there would be no Cupcakes2Delite. Your love for what I create just makes me want to improve with every sweet project I take on. Thank you for trusting me with your precious celebrations in 2016 and here’s to another wonderfully sweet year!
(Apologies for the quality of these collages, they were created on my I-phone over a cocktail or 2 during my Deceember break!)
Thanks Gail for trusting me with this order of sugar paste Mother of Pearl Roses. Somehow making roses is always great sugar therapy and I loved making these last week. Thanks Pat of CakesbyPat for having the patience to teach me how to make roses last year, learning from you definitely gave me the confidence to enjoy making sugar paste roses for customers.