Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mary Poppins Cupcakes

My favourite line of all in Mary Poppins is in the song 'A Spoonful of Sugar' which Mary purports "changes bread and water into tea and cakes'. There really is nothing quite like tea and cakes, especially when they're yummy cupcakes! When I was asked to make cupcakes for a ladies morning tea with a lemon and pink theme I decided to try out my new strawberry cuppies on the grown ups too! I thought surely even sophisticated gals still like a pink cupcake? It turns out they do and these Strawberry Pink Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting decorated with handmade sugar flowers and pearls went down a treat with a cup of tea or even a cheeky champagne so I've heard!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake

I designed this cupcake for a 3rd birthday party for the extremely cute Teagan. Her 3rd birthday 'Tea Party' was an adorable affair with mini scones, fairy bread and of course, cupcakes! While I made these sugar paste strawberries I was reminded of 'Strawberry Shortcake' who was a HUGE fad for us children of the 80s. For those not familiar, Strawberry Shortcake was an adorable ragdoll character with a large pink bonnet and endless amounts of merchandise for little girls to collect. These cupcakes are Strawberry Pink Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting and decorated with handmade sugar strawberries and sprinkles. The cupcakes are made with real strawberries and are a delighfully girlie pink inside. Yum yum!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Very Merry Cherry

Cherries make me think of Christmas. Every Christmas my mum has a huge bowl of cherries on the dessert table and it doesn't matter how full I am, I can always fit a few in. Being a bit gloomy in this Melbourne weather at the moment I decided a little Christmas might cheer me up. I found a yummy sounding cherry ripe cupcake recipe and decided it was just what the doctor ordered, some merriment in the shape of a cupcake! This is a Chocolate and Cherry Ripe Cupcake with Coconut Buttercream frosting and decorated with handmade sugar flowers and cachous. It was so yummy, velvety chocolate cake with cherry ripe chunks interspersed and finished off with some fluffy coconut buttercreanm.