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Cupcakes for an Amazing Friend!

Burgundy Rose Cupcakes

Great and true friends are a treasure to be cherished and Michelle is one of those friends.  In fact I don’t think that her special day on Thursday was long enough to receive all her beautiful birthday messages and calls and also celebrate and open wonderful presents.  Of course Michelle took it all in her stride and certainly celebrated aging another year with grace and style.  When I first spotted these burgundy and green Wilton’s cupcake holders in Kadies, Fourways I knew immediately they were perfect for Michelle’s birthday cupcakes.  I made creamy blueberry, vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla cream cheese icing in green cupcake holders.  I popped them into the beautiful Wilton’s holders once they were baked as this preserves the beautiful colouring of the holders.  Not resisting my instinctual urge to match colours, I made burgundy sugar paste roses, miniature roses and embossed flowers to decorate the cupcakes.

I photographed them above alongside the unusual gift box Michelle gave me for my birthday as well as the Friends plaque that Wendy gave me.  I wondered at first if it is actually polite to say that “The best antiques are Old Friends” but I understand now that friends such as these are like antiques as they are precious, need to be elegantly shown off and talked about (only in the best way possible) and of course treasured for a lifetime!

Burgundy Rose Cupcakes

Cupcakes for a Treasured Friend!

A Friend to Treasure!

Pink Rose Cupcakes

True friends are as precious and as inspiring as beautiful roses.  The perfect ones only enhance our lives with their kindness, generosity and understanding.  I am privileged to have many wonderful and precious friends in my life and yesterday I was inspired to say thank you to one particular friend, Michelle, through these cupcakes.  Michelle was the first person to fall in love with my cupcakes and she enthusiastically ordered from me before Cupcakes2Delite was even a thought in my head! In fact the first photos I took of my cupcakes were cupcakes I made for Michelle’s husband, Marco’s, 50th birthday last April and Michelle and her family’s excitement over my cupcakes helped to sow the seed for my new business.

Michelle is a humble, generous and brilliant friend and she is a lover of all things beautiful, so it was appropriate to do these pastel pink roses for her cupcakes as I knew she would love them and spend time admiring their daintiness.

Pink Rose Cupcakes

Thank you Michelle for being such a fantastic friend and for loving me and my family so unconditionally, you bring as much joy into my life as would any beautiful rose.