Wendy asked me to do cupcakes for her daughter, Ashleigh, who is recovering from an operation she had a few weeks ago. She said that Ashleigh loves the colour turqoise and also loves butterflies so I made vanilla cupcakes with a light turquoise icing and bright turquoise sugar pearls. I made all the flowers, roses and butterflies in white sugarpaste which I then dusted with my Rolkem powders. I veined some of the larger flowers with my FMM Flower Veiner and then dusted from the centre of each flower first with Rolkem’s Rainbow Spectrum Peacock and then with the Rolkem Sparkles in Aquamarine for a hint of shine. For a strong contrast I added the turquoise bright pearls as the centres to the flowers and butterflies. My inspiration for these cupcakes came from the excitement Wendy showed in ordering these cupcakes for her gorgeous daughter. Wendy is so proud of her daughter and the way she is recovering. Of course colour always inspires me, making this a perfect week to blog these cupcakes with it being Holi 2013, the Indian Festival of Colour. Ashleigh’s love for the colour turquoise and having recently caught up with Andries and Rolkem’s beautiful range of colours for sugarpaste work at the National Sugarcraft Show made it easy to create these pretty cupcakes for Ashleigh. Wishing you all the best Ash for a speedy recovery!
We love the fact Sue that you have chosen to spend your Wednesday mornings, while you are on your sabbatical from teaching, and join your mom and us at the Memory Shed to scrapbook. We feel we know you so well through the gorgeous layouts your mom has done of your wedding photos and it is great that you are part of our fun and madness even if it is just for a short time. We wanted to say thank you with a small belated birthday celebration for you. I chose tickled pink and a soft green for the colours for the roses, flowers and butterflies on your cupcakes as you loves vintage colours. To match the colours I made Raspberry and White Chocolate cupcakes with a creamy vanilla icing and they turned out to be perfect along with all the other party goodies. We know you are a dedicated and awesome teacher and know that you will eventually have to return to the more smelly crew at school but it is great that you have been able to unwind a little on a Wednesday and enjoy your passion for scrapbooking.
When Jeanine first ordered cupcakes for her 50th birthday celebration it was a pleasure to see her excitement and planning for her party and all the attention to detail she put into making it a perfect day for her guests. It was once again a pleasure to do cupcakes for her friend, Claire, who celebrated her 50th birthday a few weeks ago. With the planning and preparation of these two spunky ladies this celebration could only but be a fun-filled one for Claire’s guests. Jeanine described Claire as colourful and extrovert so I made bright pink, yellow, orange and green flowers and butterflies for these cupcakes. I used a variety of flower cutters and embossing sheets to make sure that each cupcake had a unique decoration and the result was a colourful array of Bright, Funky Flower Cupcakes. I am delighted that I was able to meet you Claire before your birthday and I hope that your special day was perfect in every way.
I was thrilled with this order of Blue Butterfly Cupcakes that Alison ordered for Nikita’s 18th Birthday celebration a few weeks ago. Not only do I love making these butterflies but I was inspired by the attention to detail that went into the planning for this wonderful birthday party. I had to include in my photos above the great idea of the blue cocktails served to the guests as they entered the party and the clever way they were lit up with fairy lights at the entrance. The center piece on each table was a different design in shades of blue and silver giving a calm yet quirky feel to the function room. I could just imagine the surprise and awe of the guests as they walked in to this beautifully decorated function room. The cupcakes I made with butterflies in shades of blue and silver were perfectly in place amidst the delightful decor for the celebration. Thank you Alison for your cupcake order and for including my cupcakes on such a wonderful occasion.
Pastel Butterfly Cupcakes
These pretty pastel sugar pearls are every bakers dream to use as they just top a cupcake or cake so beautifully. They can also be used for eyes and noses or for the centres of flowers. I had extra time when making these butterfly cupcake toppers and experimented with using the sugar pearls as centres on my butterflies. I nearly did a butterfly dance around my kitchen with joy as they came out looking even more dainty and pretty than my original butterflies…..and yes I have to admit I even said to myself, “way to go Lisa!”
Pastel Butterfly Cupcakes
Thought I would put my butterfly cupcakes up as a new post today. Yes I love butterflies but they are also symbolic of how quickly my new business has got going and how grateful I am to all my family and friends who have given me the courage to fly with my new venture.