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70th Birthday Cupcakes

It was a privilege to make these cupcakes for Allison’s mom’s 70th birthday on Saturday evening.  Allison is a trained chef and makes the most gorgeous cakes so it is a really compliment from her to have her recommend my cupcakes and then to trust me to do them for her mom’s special day.   We have been friends since our boys were still small and cute – around 15 years now.  I like to remember the good old days when I would just pop in for tea with Allison and there was always something delectable to sample in her kitchen.  Thanks Al for all the laughs then and it is always great to meet up with you for more laughs and stories.  Al is now General Manager at Benvenuto and it has been great fun to display my cupcakes at their breakfast functions.  The function room is always so beautifully and professionally decorated and Allison as always is such a fun and organized host to her guests.

Lime Green & Pink Pistachio Cupcakes

Lime Green & Pink Pistachio Cupcakes

Ada wanted a variety of cupcakes for her guests and it was great as she gave me carte blanche with flavours and decorations.  With this in mind I made pistachio and rosewater cupcakes which have turned out to be a hit whenever I do them.  As Ada loves beautiful things I decorated these, in keeping with the flavours, with hand made sugar paste roses and lime green butterflies.

Lime Green & Pink Pistachio Cupcakes

Lime Green & Pink Pistachio Cupcakes

I didn’t have to match colours for the cupcake display so the 2nd flavour I decide on was dark chocolate and strawberry.  I made chocolate cupcakes and to the icing I added a bar of melted dark chocolate which gave the icing a rich chocolate colour and a delectable chocolate taste.  The topping for these cupcakes were strawberries just to celebrate summer finally being here.  I drizzled melted dark chocolate over some of the strawberries.

Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

One of my favourites to make are cappucino cupcakes.  I think it is because the icing with the espresso in is just so moreish.  I made these for the coffee lovers and topped them with a chuckle each.

Cappucino Chuckle Cupcakes

Cappucino Chuckle Cupcakes

The last flavour I chose was Amarula.  I made vanilla cupcakes to which I added Amarula and then iced them with icing which I had also laced with Amarula.  The colour of the icing changes as you add the Amarula and looks so delightfully creamy on the cupcake.  I added a small yellow flower to these cupcakes and my usual sprinkling of a bit of bling (edible glitter) to finish them off.  They looked really funky in these new yellow with white polka dot cupcake holders I found at Baking Bitz in Randburg.

Amarula Cupcakes

Amarula Cupcakes

Thanks Al and Ada for allowing me to do these cupcakes for such a special occasion and I was so pleased to hear that your friends and family all loved the cupcakes.

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Moonlight Market – 30th Sep 2011

It was a very windy evening on Friday so it was brilliant that there were so many visitors to the Moonlight Market at Weltevreden Farm.  Once again I was invited to have my cupcakes on display and for sale and I decided on different flavour combinations to delight my customers this time.

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

With strawberries being in season and so sweet now I was inspired to make a vanilla cupcake with a cream and strawberry swirl icing. With a fresh strawberry for decoration these cupcakes not only looked delicious but tasted delicious with their gorgeous strawberry aroma.  A perfect summer cupcake.

Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella Cupcakes

I have  a passion for anything with a hazelnut flavour whether it is chocolate, ice-cream or cake.  I added the Nutella spread to my icing for these chocolate cupcakes and then decorated them with an Italian hazelnut wafer biscuit.  How could these not be delectable and yes they were fighting for the last of these at the market – note to self, make more of these Nutella Cupcakes next time!

Arabica Chocolate Cupcakes

Arabica Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes were also chocolate.  I experimented with the Madagascan chocolate I bought at the Good Food and Wine Show.  I melted half of the Arabica coffee flavoured dark chocolate into the icing which gave the icing a beautiful rich caramel colour.  I added a piece of chocolate to each cupcake and these too were a hit at the market.

Orange Aero Cupcakes

Orange Aero Cupcakes

Staying with different flavour chocolate, these cupcakes I decorated with a piece of Orange Aero chocolate.  This chocolate is imported and I bought it from the SuperSpar in Olivedale.   A big thank you to the manager for going out of his way to get me some when he had sold out.

Top Deck Cupcakes

Top Deck Cupcakes

These cupcakes work really well with their name as they are chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla cream icing and have a piece of top deck chocolate for decoration.  They look delightful in the black and white dotted cupcake holders.

Cappucino Chuckle Cupcakes

Cappucino Chuckle Cupcakes

Cappucino cupcakes are not new to my cupcake repertoire as they are a popular flavour.  I have found the best way to get the coffee taste and aroma to the cupcake is to add espresso powder to the icing as it flavours it and it gives the icing a natural rich coffee colour.  I added a chuckle to these for added flavour.