Saturday, June 27, 2009

Life begins at 40

The insanely fit and truly glam Gayle asked me to design some cupcakes befitting her 40th birthday celebrations. A chic cocktail affair required a chic cupcake design to fit in with her dark red theme. These are very luscious Chocolate Espresso Mudcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting decorated with piped 70% cocoa chocolate and handmade sugar and pearl daisies. The lush coffee/dark chocolate cake was a sophisticated adults only cupcake with a strong espresso flavour spiked with a dash of Kahlua. These made the perfect end to a very glamorous black tie cocktail affair.

Sugar and Spice

My lovely cousin Marlene recently gave birth to the first little girl in our family for 21 years, the gorgeous Abigail. I decided to whip up a yummy batch of baby girl cupcakes in her honour but also as some comfort food for her sleep deprived mummy. Marlene is a chocaholic so I decided to make a real 'old school' chocolate cupcake. Not a fancy pants mudcake or flourless cake, but an old fashioned, light and fluffy chocky cake like mum used to make. These are Classic Chocolate Cupcakes filled with Malteser mousse and frosted with Vanilla Buttercream frosting. The first design is based on a design by the amazing Not Quite Nigella and i have been dying for an excuse to make my own adorable baby booties. The second design are huge handmade sugar pansies and handmade initialled sugar love hearts with 'A's for Abigail.