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Beautiful Blooming Cupcakes

Cupcakes for a Gardener

After Jan’s excitement a year ago over the gardening cake I made for her birthday, I was thrilled that we could celebrate with her again this year and as the gardening theme was a winning formula I thought I would stick to it  for her cupcakes this year.  As you can see in my photos I had a huge amount of fun with different summer colours and flower designs and then even more fun grouping the flowers into their pots, wheelbarrows and barrrels.  Of course every gardener needs a pretty pair of wellington boots and a fetching sun hat so I included sugar paste versions of these too.  In keeping with the garden theme I made Rose and White Chocolate Cupcakes and Lavender and White Chocolate Cupcakes all deliciously iced with a creamy vanilla icing.

On a Monday morning previous to making these cupcakes I had taken a trip into Parkhurst, a place close to my heart for so many reasons and the latest being In Good Company’s move to this quaint suburb.  Walking into their shop is just the perfect delight for any shopper and entertainer as their attention to detail in their displays and the quality of their products is superb.  With Jan in mind, I was drawn to these pretty Meri Meri cupcake cases with their pretty striped and flower detail and I Love Cupcake font and to another new product the Meri Meri Cupcake Gift Boxes.  The gift boxes hold 4 cupcakes each and are shaped as a little roofed cottage with a window through which you can view the cupcakes.  The cupcake gods certainly had me in mind as these beautiful purchases became the colour inspiration for Jan’s cupcakes.  In Good Company also had the perfect gift for Jan in the form of a garden trowel and fork covered in a delicate rose design. Their unusual array of ribbons kept me a while longer as I chose the perfect one for wrapping Jan’s present which you will see here in the photo belo

Cupcakes for a Gardener

A trip to Parkhurst is not complete on visiting only one shop so another exciting window display in The Windmill caught my eye and it was in this lovely gift shop where I found the perfect cream cake stand for these beautiful cupcakes.  I loved the embossed metal work and dainty daisy cutouts in the metal and I know that this is a stand I will use over and over again.

Cupcakes for a Gardener

Needless to say, we had a brilliant morning celebrating with Jan who was once again impressed by how well we all know her as we chose gifts for her home and garden.  You may be impressed with us Jan but it is thanks to your open, honest and fun personality that we have got to know you and you are an inspiration in your careful and dedicated way that you scrap your most precious family moments and willingly share with us your sad moments, crazy moments and mostly your fun moments.  Thanks for being a friend to us all and Wednesday mornings would just not be the same without you!

Cupcakes for a Gardener

Delighted to share in Jan’s Garden of Life!

Cupcake Devotion!

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Spread the Love Today!

Love is my inspiration for these cupcakes with the addition of something a little naughty of course!  I had these quirky heart cupcake holders which were perfect for the theme of love for Valentine’s Day so I needed a quirky cupcake to fill them.  My naughty addition came in the form of a pink liqueur called Love Potion which I added somewhat generously to the cupcake mixture before baking them.  For added sauce (it is Valentine’s Day after all) I added more Love Potion to the creamy icing for these cupcakes.  Perfectly tiny hearts and these funky straws from In Good Company finished off my Love Potion Cupcakes.  Everyone was tickled pink …. no not pickled pink …. with these gorgeously smooth tasting cupcakes.

Love Potion + Cupcakes = Cupcake Devotion

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

With Love to you all from Cupcakes2Delite

 

Vintage Iced-Coffee Cupcakes

Vintage Iced Coffee Cupcakes

In Good Company http://www.ingoodcompany.co.za/ opened their new store in Parkhurst, Johannesburg and I took time off baking to visit this new delightful treasure trove of a shop.  I came home with my goodie bag of treasure into which had found its way a pack of vintage cupcake cases (Cake cases for tempting treats).  At the time I fell in love with these cases but wasn’t sure where or when I would use them.  The perfect opportunity came when Michelle asked me to do birthday cupcakes for her friend Pat. Knowing both Michelle and Pat, both ardent scrapbookers, I knew that these beautiful cases would delight them both.

Vintage Rose Cupcakes

The cupcakes I baked were iced coffee flavour.  I added a cup of Woolworths Iced-Coffee to my vanilla mixture for a different flavour and then added espresso powder to the icing for a rich coffee flavour and colour.  The sugar paste roses I made from a dusty pink sugar paste and I finished them with a dusting of Rolkem’s Cerise Sparkles. They complemented the cupcake cases perfectly nestled in the coffee icing and the cream sugar pearls add to the vintage appeal of these cupcakes.

Vintage Rose Cupcakes

Vintage Rose Cupcakes

Happy Birthday Pat and I hope you had fun celebrating your birthday with your friends and your cupcakes!

Vintage Iced Coffee Cupcakes