Saturday, February 28, 2009

High tea and cupcakes

One of my dearest friends had a birthday this weekend and is very soon leaving us on a Spanish adventure (yes, a man is involved!) To celebrate I planned a yummy high tea with mini scones, ribbon sandwiches and, of course, cupcakes. Liza put in a special request for chocolate cuppies so I made Double Chocolate Cupcakes stuffed with Strawberry Ganache with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (thankyou chockylit!) and topped these with handmade sugar flowers and sugar disks that spelled out her name. I also made some very ladylike Vanilla Sponge Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting topped with handmade sugar pearls which were inspired by the gorgeous creations of Kel from sweet treats. Served with a lovely warm pot of Lady Grey tea and it was the perfect afternoon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

When my lovely electrician hubby volunteered his services for bushfire victims I felt a bit useless and wracked my brains for something I could do for the Bushfire Appeal. So I hatched an idea to do a fundraising bake-up and sent out the word that I would bake boxes of yummy cupcakes with all the proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal. I baked HEAPS and HEAPS of cuppycakes in three flavours

Flourless Orange Cupcakes with Citrus Buttercream Frosting

White Chocolate Mud Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and

Hummingbird Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Buttercream Frosting.

These have all gone down a treat and I have raised around $600 for the appeal.

On a final note, sorry to those waiting to hear about my Iron Cupcake entry, I have had to postpone entering until next month due to all of the frantic baking for the bushfire appeal.