Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Okay, pardon the silly title but I'm the mother of a one year old and you do start to go a bit mad with all of the Playschool! These lovelies are scrumptious Pear and Buttered Pecan Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting decorated with handmade petunias and sugar crystals. They were deliciously buttery but light and fruity. These were for a morning tea do that our local hairdresser held for their clients and went down perfectly with a yummy cup of tea (or even a festive morning champagne!)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
These cupcakes designed for Kate's christening and 1st birthday were made to fit the pale pink and lavender theme. We created a gorgeous 5 tier tower of Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes with Lavender Vanilla Buttercream topped with handmade sugar butterflies and silver cachous and White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes with Pale Pink Vanilla Buttercream topped with handmade sugar daisies and silver cachous. We also added some mini cupcakes to the top of the tower for the kiddies and just because they're so darned cute!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
To celebrate my little boy's first birthday we went all out with the rubber ducky theme. Rubber ducky invites, rubber ducky balloons and of course, RUBBER DUCKY CUPCAKES! These were Coconut Cloud Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting. Sadly, or not so sadly, by the time I remembered to take the photo most of the 36 cupcakes were gone!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This weekend was a cupcake wonderland weekend at my intensive cupcake decorating course. I really felt like I was back at school but this time with a hairnet and an apron! I learnt some amazing skills and above are the fruits of my labour, the Chocolate Mud Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream with a piped rose. I must admit I was pretty proud of the results even if I am exhausted now!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Our Mother's Group joint first birthday could only mean one thing.... cupcakes! With 8 beautiful boys and girls turning one at once we had a fun and crazy day at our local play centre. This occasion called for yummy cupcakes for little girls and little boys so a unisex pale green design was the go. These were White Chocolate Mudcakes with Lemon and Lime Buttercream frosting topped with handmade flowers and dots. If the truth be told, more were eaten by the mummies and daddies than the bubbas who were more than happy with fairy bread and the ballpit!
Friday, November 21, 2008
These creations are Christening Bomboniere as thankyou gifts for all the guests at Xavier's christening. Special personalised jumbo cupcakes packaged in perspex cubes and finished off with pretty polka dot ribbon were given to each guest to commemorate the special day. This was also a chance to try out my new Citrus White Chocolate Mudcake with Lemon Buttercream frosting. This is a yummy summer time cupcake with zesty citrus flavours and the rich, buttery white chocolate cake to complement it.
Monday, November 10, 2008
One of my darling nephews is sick of the girly swirly cupcakes and requested a more manly cupcake instead of my usual pink, floral creations. His particular penchant for banana cake made a banana cupcake and obvious choice. This is a Banana Cupcake with Maple Syrup Buttercream and topped with Caramelised Banana Disks created just for him. The Buttercream is made with real Canadian maple syrup whipped through it and then topped off with small disks of banana caramelised in butter and cinnmon sugar. A small sprinkle of caramel coloured sugar crystals finishes off this rich and velvety (and manly) cupcake great for a function dessert or just a wicked treat.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
These scrumptious beauties came about when I realised the need for really yummy gluten free cupcakes. I make two delish gluten free varieties, this Flourless Orange Cupcake with Citrus Cream Cheese frosting and also a Flourless Chocolate Mud with either Raspberry or Vanilla Buttercream frosting. (but more about that bad boy later!) These yummy citrus cupcakes are moist, dense and lush and wonderful for morning or afternoon tea or as a lovely gift box for a gluten intolerant friend (they are very nice for the rest of us too though!)
When Gracie's yummy mummy commisioned me to make 'any cupcake I want' for Gracie's first birthday, the pressure was on! How to decide from the plethora of yummy options and make something a) pretty, b) yummy for adults and c) a kid pleaser? I couldn't narrow it down to one flavour so settled on Double Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with pink Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting and White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes with white (cream) Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting both topped off with handmade sugar daisies. From all reports these were a hit with bubbies and mum's and dad's alike.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
These are a girly design for my new neighbours, twin 6 year old girls and a seven year old girl who love cupcakes. I lightly scented the white chocolate mud cupcake with rosewater, created a real raspberry and buttercream frosting (no colouring was used to tint the frosting, that is pure raspberry!) and topped them with organic crystallized rose petals. Finished off with clear sugar sparkles these are fragrant, fruity and girly yet elegant enough for a wedding or the races.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
In a tribute to the true cupcake blog goddess, Cheryl from the now defunct Cupcakeblog.com, I decided to have a go at the Strawberry Ganache filled Chocolate Cupcakes. These incredibly sinful creations are simple chocolate cupcakes filled with bittersweet 85% cocoa Lindt chocolate ganache with strawberries blended through it, topped with vanilla buttercream icing and a half a strawberry. Rich, lush and very adult, these are the perfect dinner party cupcake and a real show stopper.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Nothing Says Thanks Like a Cupcake
When our wonderful neighbours did us a huge favour (our real estate sign is living in their front garden) I thought they might appreciate a custom made box of Cherry Blossom Cupcakes as a thank you. These were Almond and Vanilla Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ganache Frosting with rose pink coloured frosting and sugar flowers to decorate. I am pretty sure we made our appreciation known!
Zara's Baptism cupcake order is one of my favourite cupcake creations ever. White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Icing were the order of the day with a butterfly theme. Unfortunately every cake decorator in Melbourne had sold out of sugar butterflies but I made them myself and they were a big success. Three shades of icing, white, baby pink and candy pink with an assortment of sugar flowers, sugar butterflies and silver cachous to decorate made them every little girl's dream.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TEAGAN!
This weekend was Teagan's special 2nd birthday party and I set myself the challenge of making some scrumtious girly cupcakes that were kiddie friendly but yummy for adults too. This was the result, Double Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge Frosting.
I made minis too and the little kiddies loved these especially, perfect two year old size. There were chocolatey two year old grins everywhere I looked!