Just a quick few photos of Succulent Cupcakes I made recently for a client. I always love making these sugar succulents as they are fun to recreate. I added crushed Oreo biscuits to the swirls of buttercream to give a soil effect before adding the sugar plants. They never seem to go out of fashion!
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!
Making succulent cupcakes for an expert horticulturist was quite a challenge as I wanted to get them as close to looking like the real plants as possible. I popped the iced cupcakes into tiny terracotta pots and then sprinkled crushed oreo biscuits over the cupcakes for the soil. I made a variety of sugar paste succulents, dusted them with different shades of olive and grey greens and plum. It was a real compliment when Debbie arrived to her 50th Birthday Breakfast with her friends and wondered why there were succulent plants on the table as well as fresh flowers. Thanks Debbie for the opportunity to make your 50th birthday cupcakes and then share a wonderful morning with you and your friends.