John celebrated his 50th in gold and navy style and Janita ordered these cupcakes for his special day. Simple but fun 50’s and gold pearls specially coloured to match the cupcake holders were quick and easy to do for this celebration.
Janita’s thank you on Monday morning: “Lisa, thank you for John’s lovely and tasty cupcakes. And the photos!”
Eunice wanted to surprise her sister, Ruth, with cupcakes for her 50th Birthday as she was not going to be in South Africa to celebrate with her sister. I was so pleased that Eunice first took the time to call me from overseas and then followed through with a couple of emails with the ideas she had in mind for the cupcake toppers.
Ruth must be really fun as the cupcake toppers included flowers, coffee cups, chocolate bars, gym bags and skipping ropes, travelling bags, books, lipsticks, hiking boots, tents, sleeping bags and of course her bucket list.
My flower sugar art inspired by the different Grace Stevens workshops I have attended, is slowly starting to improve and I am enjoying using the different techniques including the dusting of edible colour onto the flowers. These pretty lilac and pink shaded hydrangea cupcakes were ordered by Tracy for the celebration of Shaunagh’s 50th birthday with her book club friends. In keeping with the lilac colour scheme I made vanilla cupcakes with the addition of generous bits of Lindt Blueberry Chocolate in the vanilla mixture. The icing is also a pale lavender and I used tiny silver beads sprinkled among the flowers to add to the dainty effect of the hydrangea blossoms.
Wow Jenny you certainly turned 50 with a great amount of style and grace and a gorgeous birthday breakfast celebration shared with family and friends. You looked beautiful and your setting at House Higgo in Northcliff was just perfect to make your day a memorable one. I loved your theme of Lavender and Lace and when you asked me to do the cupcakes according to this theme these pale pink, light lavender and purple sugar paste roses were so pretty on these Vanilla and Lavender Cupcakes in their dainty lavender cupcake cases.
Not only were you blessed with gorgeous weather, amazing family and friends but we were treated to a delicious breakfast by the very gracious staff of House Higgo. I loved your colour scheme and the most beautiful flower arrangements that your talented mom made for you were perfect on the pretty lace table centres. You have always been such a caring and thoughtful friend and it was very clear what an amazing friend you are to all those who shared your birthday with you. It was a privilege for me to share in such a special celebration with you.
From the theme “A Walk on the Wild Side” for her daughter’s 21st birthday, it was quite a change to do “Summer Hats” cupcakes for Jenny’s Garden Themed 50th Birthday party. Jenny left the choice of colours and designs up to me which gave me free reign to choose a summery colourful palette of warm yellow, funky orange, tickled pink and zesty lime green. I fashioned these hats from sugar paste and using different flower cutters and embossing sheets I made this array of beautiful bright hats with their quirky ribbons and flower accessories. The cupcakes I baked were a variety of chocolate, red velvet and passionfruit with white chocolate in brightly coloured cupcake holders. These cute summer hat cupcakes were the ultimate fashion accessory to a brilliant 50th Birthday celebration!
A week after celebrating Lisa’s birthday with the vintage cupcakes at scrapbooking it was Tracy’s turn to celebrate her big milestone birthday as she turned 50. Of course Tracy doesn’t look anywhere near 50 as she has an amazing family and a unique set of friends and of course a crazy group of scrapbooking friends too who keep her really young! In fact this may be an excuse to celebrate her 50th for the next few years until she really looks 50! When looking for inspiration for Tracy’s 50th so many things came to mind as Tracy loves beautiful colours and patterns when scrapbooking and she is an extremely thoughtful and generous person. I chose 2 colours that I will always associate with her and those were a vibrant lime green and funky purple and made flowers using combinations of these colours. I was delighted to find another embossed flower cutter at Jodees and used this flower with a rolled rose for its centre.
True to our wacky Wednesday way of celebrating we had a great party with a delicious carrot cake made by Shaunagh, spicy heart sandwiches made by Lisa(TQO) and the usual array of gifts, blowing of candles and singing. Thanks Tracy for being such an awesome scrapbooking friend and for just being you. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate such a special birthday with you.
This year is a big birthday celebration for Tracy from our Wednesday scrapbooking group and she has had fun celebrating with her family and friends. The week before the big day was her bookclub week and Shaunagh asked me to do cupcakes for the bookclub evening to celebrate Tracy’s 50th. I made pistachio and honey cupcakes in lime green and purple cupcake holders and then used the same colour scheme for the decorations. I combined bought flowers from Baking Bitz in Randburg with my own lime green roses on these cupcakes and added the pearls to complete them. Glad you all enjoyed the cupcakes girls and look out for Tracy’s big 50th birthday pictures from our Wednesday morning scrapbooking gang!