Thank you Jeanine for including my cupcakes in your birthday celebration again this year, I take it as a great compliment that clients such as yourself have remained loyal to Cupcakes2Delite. As usual your birthday decor and attention to detail was beautiful and I loved making this pretty petite pink roses for your cupcakes to match your theme. These cupcakes were pretty and elegant in their silver cupcake holders and I hope they proved a delight to your guests with their strawberry and white chocolate flavour.
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.
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.
It was brilliant when Jeanine sent me a message after she had collected her previous order to tell me that she could not stop looking at the cupcakes I had made for her friends 50th birthday, see post Staying with lime green for a bit. It was such a wonderful compliment and I was so pleased when she asked me to do these Ooh La La Cupcakes for her own birthday a couple of weeks later. Jeanine sourced this Ooh la la pack of cupcake liners and poodle cupcake toppers and they were the inspiration for her cupcakes as she loves everything about poodles, France and the colour pink. I made pink sugarpaste roses, traditional and rolled ones and then iced the raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes in a creamy vanilla icing. The pink pearls sit pertly on these puffy iced cupcakes along with the pink roses. For the other half of the cupcakes I coloured the icing with a dash of pink colouring and added black pearl beads in the iced grooves. I used the poodle cupcake toppers for these cupcakes and then placed all the cupcakes into the fancy French cupcake liners. A tip here – rather bake your cupcakes in a plain coloured cupcake liner and then pop them once they are cooled into a beautiful printed liner as the cupcake liner will become slightly opaque on baking and the effect of the printed liner will be lost if you bake the cupcake directly in it. The contrasting liner will only add zhoosh to the colour palette of your decor.
Thanks Jeanine for another interesting and really fun order and I hope you and your guests had an Ooh La La birthday celebration!
These cupcake liners and toppers can be sourced from In Good Company http://www.ingoodcompany.co.za/