Happy Birthday Tracy and so pleased you enjoyed these cupcakes with your family. I know how you love fondant iced cupcakes, so I made half your cupcakes with fondant domes decorated with the always beautiful Crystal Candy Lace. The Valentina Lace Mould was a perfectly elegant choice for these cupcakes. I completed the gift box with six buttercream swirled cupcakes with rolled roses and tiny pearls.
A floral gift with a difference was the order of the day for Loraine’s birthday today! Wendy asked me to do these for her good friend Loraine and she chose a pretty pastel pink and soft blue for the colour of the sugar paste daisies. Not only would Loraine have been delighted with these daisy dotted cupcakes Wendy chose but her taste buds would have been tingling with the strawberry frangrance from these berry flavoured cupcakes dotted with Strawberry Choc Rocks from Aragon.
Pictured below I had Strawberry Choc Rocks peeping from under the large daisies and finer ground Strawberry Choc Rocks sprinkled on the cupcakes with the 2 smaller daisies. As always, Wendy knew exactly how she wanted to surprise Loraine with this order and thank you Wendy for your message saying that Loraine was blown away by her cupcakes.
Wishing you sweet daisy wishes for your birthday Loraine and enjoy both eating your cupcakes and celebrating with family and friends!
I tried out these bright coral quilled sugar paste centres to contrast with the embossed pastel yellow flowers for these cupcakes. They were for Angela, a friend who does the most pretty and colourful quilled designs. As she loves quilling which requires loads of patience I thought I would use that as the theme for her birthday cupcakes. I think that the paper art of quilling may be a little easier as the sugar paste strips do not behave as well as paper and need to be curled before they dry but it was loads of fun trying out this new idea.
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!
Hayley’s birthday is the last of the year for our Wacky Wednesday Scrapbooking group so it was great to have yet another excuse to celebrate last Wednesday just before the silly season begins! Hayley is great at combining unusual colours, patterns and items in her scrapbooking so I thought I would take 2 colours that I hadn’t used before and combine them into funky flowers for her birthday cupcakes. The peach is a lighter shade of a beautiful watermelon colouring I have and I used it to make these different sugar paste flowers. The sky blue flower centres and blue sugar beads are a perfect contrast to the warm peach flowers. I used different embossing techniques on the flowers as Hayley is also a texture guru when it comes to her wonderful artistic creations. Once again we celebrated another birthday with gorgeous gifts, party packs, cake and cupcakes. I couldn’t resist photographing Hayley’s cupcakes with the wildly colourful gift bag I chose for her birthday gift.