Teneille chose a colourful and fun theme for her 21st birthday party, Funfair Extravaganza, and she asked for cupcakes in pale and bright pastel colours. Of course playing with colours and a variety of them is just up my ally so I had loads of fun making, ice-creams, balloons, pinwheels, candy lollies, flowers in a range of pastel colours. I added colour and texture to the pinwheels by cutting 2 squares in different colours, embossed them and then placed one on top of the other before cutting them and folding them into a pinwheel shape. Their nifty centres are blossoms cut in the matching colours placed one onto the other again with a centre.
Happy 21st Teneille!
The ice-cream cones were made using a rolled circle of sugar paste and long roll of sugar paste twirled to look like a soft serve in the cone. The sprinkles glued on top finished off these cute additions to the theme. In adding the 21 for some of the cupcakes, I cut out the numerals from 2 different colour sugar pastes and used them together to create the 21. In keeping with the theme I placed the T initials on some embossed bunting.
No funfair is complete without popcorn so I baked chocolate cupcakes in small red and white cases and then added my butter icing and finished the cupcakes off with mini white marshmallows. The overall display off the cupcakes on the candy table was effective and I was once again delighted to hear that the cupcakes were enjoyed by all the guests. Thanks Di and Teneille for trusting me with your exciting celebration!
After a trip to the sweet shop I arrived back with probably more than I needed to make Candyland Cupcakes. Marshmallow twirls for candycanes, caramel coated popcorn for candy clouds, marshmallow ice-cream cones for ice-creams and tangy orange sugar strips for candy bridges and sour sugar domes were my inspiration for cupcakes for a Candyland themed birthday party. Of course there is no candyland without colourful sugar lollies so I made these from sugar paste that I rolled into strips of combined colours and then twirled into cirles to look like lollies. I love the tip I picked up in the week about using a piece of pasta instead of a toothpick for the stick of the lolly, much safer and really effective.
Candyland Cupcake Decorations
The marshmallow cones I cut down to size and placed directly into the iced cupcake and the sugar strip was easily folded into a candy bridge on each cupcake. The sugar paste lollies added a dollop of colour and shine to the cupcakes. It almost felt that little munchkins would pop out at any moment and dash across the candy bridges and dance among the sweets and I have no doubt that once these cupcakes were served at the party there were many happy faces as the guests were transported into a sugary candyland.