It is always fun to just play with flavour and colour and to experiment with new products. This time it was flavouring my meringue kisses in swirls of blue, pink and white with Flavour Nation White Chocolate. I then sprinkled these tiny sweet swirls with Bella Rose Sprinkles in matching pastels (thanks Auryn for your colourful bottles of sprinkles).
The small puffs of meringue swirls needed something sweet & dainty to rest on so I baked these mini doughnuts flavoured with Flavour Nation Chocolate Marshmallow and then covered them with a dashing pink glaze before adding more sprinkles and the meringue kisses. Biting into these treats was heavenly with the delicious soft baked doughnut, sweet glaze and then the crunch of meringue to complete the taste symphony!
Sadie celebrated her 21st Birthday earlier this year ….. yes much earlier …. I have been away too long from my blogging! This layered cake was a huge trend in the cake world this year and it is always difficult to make a trendy cake original. When Di ordered this particular design for her daughter, I was so delighted to take part in this 2018 trend.
Di’s brief was a citrus flavoured cake and pink decorations, so I opted for 1 delicious orange sponge cake & the other a naughty naartjie flavour with puffs of zesty lemon buttercream between the 2 sponge layers and on top. If you look closely you will see I piped the meringue kisses in different styled swirls and combinations of soft and vibrant pinks & sprinkled them with tiny white beads. What you can’t see is that these tiny sweet kisses were a delicious passion fruit flavour. Flavour Nation made 2018 just the most delicious year ever as they introduced us to over 70 gorgeous water-based flavours. I will admit here that my collection is growing weekly and many of the fruit flavours have been used to enhance 1 or 2 G&T’s this year!!!!
Roses tinged with bright pink and perfectly pert strawberries were all I needed to complete this delicious ensemble and I an embossed white fondant board just added the extra elegance.
Thank you Di and Sadie for another Cupcakes2Delite order and for allowing me to play with one of the sweet trends of 2018.
The Unicorn craze has hit Cupcake2Delite blog here with this order of cupcakes for Sharon’s daughter’s 6th birthday. It is always tricky to make something that is being produced by almost every baker, uniquely mine, so these are definitely inspired by the hundreds of unicorn cupcake images. I hand moulded the unicorn horns and then painted them with Crystal Candy Diamond Lustre Dust in Autumn Harvest which is a pretty rose gold colour. I added cute ears dainty flowers and sprinkles in mixed colours. These all settled into rainbow swirls of pink, lilac and blue buttercream resulted in the Cupcakes2Delite version of Unicorn Cupcakes. Happy 6th Birthday Thando!
From Sharon: “Hi Lisa! the class is still talking about Thando’s birthday and especially the cupcakes! As usual, they were yummy! Thanks once again!”
A week after researching Softball gloves for Megan’s Birthday, I was google spotting for images of GTR tyres for Mitchell’s birthday cake. This cake was quite a challenge for an artist who selects her new car because it is available in a gorgeous shade of passion red! As usual google never fails with a variety of images and with these and photos Irene sent of Mitchell’s car, I set to work on this Tyre Cake for Mitchell. Set on a grey stone look-a-like cake board, I was so excited when the cake started resembling a tyre with printed edible GTR logo and Mitchell’s name. Thanks Irene for this brilliant challenge for Mitch’s 30th Birthday and for trusting me to get it right!
This Softball Birthday Cake was a ‘homerun’ of a cake for Megan’s birthday earlier this year. It is always fun to have a challenge to create something new from chocolate modelling paste and this softball glove and ball were new for me. The closest I have got to anything softball has been to admire the photo accolade of Megan being chosen to play for Gauteng Softball while she was a school softball athlete. The chocolate modelling paste was easily formed into this glove … I had a real one to guide me for the shaping, stitching and lacing … my stitching tool came in handy and strips of black modelling chocolate were perfect to finish off the lacing detail.
This sport has remained a passion for Megan through her years of study at university and it was such a fun idea her mom had to use this as the theme for her celebration cake. It was a pleasure to create this cool cake for you Megan.
These 2 sugar Bassets completely stole my heart and it was hard to let them go on their merry way to celebrate a wedding. This is another story where my client, Nicole, asked me to make a Basset Wedding Couple in sugar for her sister’s wedding. Not being a natural at creating animals, I was hesitant to accept the order and then not be able to capture the cute spirit of the 2 bassets in the photograph Nicole sent me. With my client’s faith in me, I hand modeled these 2 characters and finished the shy but pretty bride basset with her rose lace veil and her dashing groom with his top hat and jacket. Thanks Nicole for allowing me to breath some sugar life into your family bassets for such a beautiful wedding.