Pearls are mostly always an addition to my cupcakes and I pop them carefully in the swirls of buttercream. These shimmery two-toned pearls in pastel turquoise and a pinky lavender, however, were the inspiration for these cupcakes as Wendy loves all shades of turquoise. A perfect spring day greeted us as we arrived at the Victorian Tea Room in Northcliff where Wendy had invited us to a delicious high tea.
I used a canvas of white frilled flowers , lightly dusted them to match the pearls and gave them a centre of two-toned pearls and delightfully shiny turquoise dragees. The flowers immediately reminded me of the wings of a dragonfly hence their name, Dragonfly Kissed Flowers. Thank you Wendy for a wonderful time spent celebrating with you and for always being such a caring and thoughful friend!
Another spring order of birthday cupcakes gave me free reign to experiment with a different sugar paste flower. I chose an orange and lime green colour combination and then made these twisted orange flowers from 4 circles which I pinched in and folded in on themselves to make this funky flower. I added orange roses and rolled green sugar paste roses to the other cupcakes with their matching sugar pearls. These were the perfect cupcakes to photograph on my beautiful tray, a birthday present from Tanya and the quirky Cupcake traycloth, a gift from Lisa (TQO).
Spring Flower Cupcakes
With the deep winter skies slowly turning to a bright blue, the birds practising their summer chorus and the temperature starting to warm up in Johannesburg, we can officially say that spring has arrived. I am delighted to pack away my winter woollies and bring out my bright colourful summer clothes as spring announces to us that finally the warmer weather is here. With the cheerful pastel hues of spring, comes a great excuse to celebrate, and here are some of my Spring Flower Cupcakes to celebrate a special birthday earlier this month.
Spring Flower Cupcakes with Birdcage