Last year this time Daniel requested a rugby cake for his birthday so it was quite a change when he went from a rugby pitch to water for this year’s birthday theme. He was keen for me to do cupcakes with anything to do with boats. I had to get my boys cupcakes thinking hat on and my wellingtons and move away from all things pretty and girly for this order. I used these ready made yachts and ships that I found at Jodees as I liked the small detail on them and they inspired me to ice the cupcakes with blue waves and pop them in the icing as if they were bobbing along on their journey. I used pale blue, bright blue, white and shiney turquoise pearls as water droplets on the icing waves to finish off the cupcakes. Hope you had fun Daniel sharing these with your friends, can’t wait till next year’s theme!
Into The Blue!
” The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators” – Edward Gibbon
The Boys on the Water
AJ is a great biking friend of my son and he was celebrating his 16th birthday with his mates at the dam. His mom, Sonya, who is obviously with her husband Deon, a brilliant organiser asked me to do cupcakes for the weekend. They were taking a group of AJ’s friends away for the weekend and had all the food, logistics and activities planned to make it an awesome weekend for the boys. Of course I was delighted with the brilliant photos of the weekend they put together on a CD for each boy – I wish I had just an iota of your planning ability guys you are really great.
So the ideas Sonya had for the cupcakes were logos from different brands such as Rock Star and Monster energy drinks and the Fox logo. I puzzled over these a bit as it was the first time attempting a cupcake with a logo for a decoration. The Rock Star was the easiest logo to recreate with sugar paste. I cut out the star shape logo from sugar paste that I had coloured in different shades of yellow to try and get as close to the logo star as possible. When the stars were dry I wrote the RR logo on back to back with my edible black ink pen.
- Cupcakes for Bikers – Rock Star
For the Monster cupcakes I iced the chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing that I coloured black and then using an icing nozzle that makes squiggly lines I iced the Monster – M on the cupcake with lime green/yellow icing – the boys thought the effect was really cool so I was chuffed.
Cupcakes for Bikers - Monster
The Fox logo was the most challenging and after watching a few of my botched attempts my husband suggested I do them out of chocolate. This was a great idea as I had the logo printed and placed it under my baking paper and recreated the logo with melted chocolate on the paper. They were easy to then put on the vanilla iced cupcakes.
Cupcakes for Bikers - Fox
AJ loved his cupcakes and I was so pleased to get them right for such an awesome boy and such a great family. I love this pic of you AJ wake-boarding and here’s to the enthusiasm and energy in everything you do!