Tag Archive | Cupcakes

Daisies & Paintings for Jenny

Daisy Cupcakes

Jenny’s  birthday cupcakes each year are always colourful, always different and always fun to make. Jenny has ordered everything from hot air balloons to paintings to daisies to celebrate birthdays with her family and friends.  I didn’t blog your PaintNite Cupcakes from last year Jenny as October ran away with me with last minute orders. The PaintNite birthday celebration was not only  a brilliant way to have fun with your guests while you celebrated your birthday but it gave me the idea to make tiny paintings as cupcake toppers for your cupcakes. The painting you all were going to recreate your masterpieces from was this peaceful water and bullrush scene and I printed these miniatures and popped them onto their sugar paste canvases.

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Thanks again for this delightful order of pretty yellow, orange and blue Namaqualand Daisies for your birthday this year. I know you were inspired by the bright blue daisy from Lisa’s 60th Birthday Cake and it was fun to remake the daisies in miniature and dust them in the hues of the Namaqualand daisies you love. Happy Birthday and pleased to hear that you and everyone else loved the lemon and red velvet flavours of the cupcakes.

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Cream & Burgundy Wedding

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Karel and Amanda were married early in September in the tranquil and beautiful grounds of Glen Afric with their close family and friends and of course the gentle company of the Glen Afric wild life. It was a complete surprise for me that I was able watch as this wonderful couple arrived to their reception set out in the shaded gardens of Glen Afric. They were accompanied by a mother elephant and her 2 babies who then stood and fed quietly as the couple had photographs taken with their guests. What a peaceful way to begin a wedding celebration.

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

From the moment I met Karel and Amanda at our first ‘cake consultation’, I knew that taking part in their celebration would be perfect. It did help that they were both enticed by my cupcake testers with their pretty heart toppers and that they loved the idea of being represented in sugar on their wedding cake. They were a fun couple to reproduce in sugar, Karel strong and dapper in his wedding suit and cream cravat and Amanda petite in her beautiful white rouched lace wedding dress and gorgeous blonde curls. They sat very happily on their wedding cake iced to suit the natural theme of their wedding.

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Wishing this special couple many years of holding each other’s hands, sharing gentle loving gestures and laughter as they start this exciting chapter in their lives.

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

The matching cupcakes I iced with a dreamy coffee buttercream swirl and added the sugar paste embossed hearts and rolled roses that Amanda chose in cream and burgundy. Tiny non pareils and dragees sprinkled into the folds of the buttercream completed the look of the cupcakes and  Champagne pearls added the final touch around the bottom of the cake. Dainty filigree cupcake holders were perfect for these cupcakes which I placed tiered below the cake on a natural log stand. Thank you Karel and Amanda for trusting me on your wedding day and for being such a delightful couple to create for.

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Cream & Burgundy Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Succulent Cupcake Gift

Succulent Cupcakes in a Pot

It has been fun to watch over the years how my blog posts are being followed by people all over the world and I have had a few interesting requests including supplying cupcakes for a hotel in London and delivering cupcakes to a wedding in Kensington in the UK. This is a trifle tricky if your are based as I am in Johannesburg, South Africa. There are times, however, that I have been able to help an international client from Australia and London and this order was one of them.

Tendai contacted me from the UK and asked if I could make Succulent Cupcakes for a friend celebrating their birthday in South Africa. It was such an orginal gesture of hers and a fun surprise to do for her friend. As her friend is a bit of a succulent guru and has a garden full of them I made sugar paste succulents as true to nature as I could and popped them on  “potted cupcakes” topped with crushed Oreos for soil. I was able to deliver a beautiful tray of cupcakes to an awesome young guy and Tendai you really made his day remembering his passion for succulents and surprising him with this sweet gift!

Succulent Cupcakes in a Pot

Peach Rose Cupcakes

Peach Rose Cupcakes

Yesterday I posted my pretty Cream & Gold Cupcakes I made for Tracy’s birthday so it is perfect to follow that post with these cupcakes I made for Angela’s birthday.  I used the same Crystal Candy fun flower choc art discs  and embossed white sugar paste circles. Using a bright warm yellow and pastel peach edible colourings, I painted in the details of the embossed disc and added rolled sugarpaste centres to the embossed daisies.  I let these discs dry overnight before popping them on to a few of the lime flavoured cupcakes. The remaining cupcakes were decorated each with a trio of pastel peach and cream rolled roses. Happy Birthday Angela and once again always a pleasure to experiment with some new and beautiful cupcake ideas for you!

Peach Rose Cupcakes

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