Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hey! That's not a cupcake!

So... what beats a cupcake? Actually, nothing beats a cupcake and it was silly of me even to imagine that something could. Still, if something COULD conceivably be as good as a cupcake it might be this yummy creation. I made this for my Mum's 62nd birthday and knowing that she goes ga ga over sponge cakes and gingerbread I made her this gorgeous girly cake. Based on a recipe by the wonderful Jennifer Graham, this is a Ginger Fluff Sponge with Apple sauce filling and loads and loads of whipped cream topped with gorgeous magenta roses and tied with a satin bow. I think if this cake was a person it would be Ginger from Gilligan's Island, girly and fluffy but somehow sultry and spicy at the same time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

All you need is love (and a cupcake or two)

Alysse and Ben had a gorgeous engagement soiree for 100 people and decided on a cupcake tower with a top cake to cut for their function. To keep the masses happy we selected a variety of flavours including Hummingbird cupcakes, Vanilla sponge cupcakes, Gluten Free White Chocolate Mud cupcakes all frosted with Vanilla Buttercream frosting and decorated with sugar love hearts. The top cake was a Milk chocolate mudcake decorated with wire sugar love hearts to top off this romantic tower.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

High tea for you and for me

When lovely Rose's church group decided to hold a High Tea Mother's Day function they knew they wanted cupcakes as the centrepiece for each table. They didn't just want any cupcakes, they wanted gorgeous, glamorous, showstopper cupcakes. To complement their pink and white theme, two tiered trays of cupcakes adorned each table, served with ribbon sandwiches and petit fours. After much contemplation we designed two gluten free styles of cupcake, a Gluten Free White Chocolate Mudcake with Rosewater and Vanilla Buttercream frosting, decorated with sugar pearls and diamonds and a Flourless Orange Cupcake with Citrus Buttercream frosting decorated with a handmade sugar petunia and sugar sprinkles. Not only did these centrepieces look amazing, there's nothing better than a centrepiece you can eat!