Friday, July 23, 2010

Southern Belle Cupcakes

These cupcakes were a creation for a wonderful friend of mine who was holding a fundraiser high tea. She wanted something deliciously girly and frivolous to have displayed on three tiered stands with finger sandwiches and scones. We decided something light and citrusy (I know that's probably not a word but it's the best I can do!) to complement the Lady Grey Tea and champagne she was serving as drinks. I love lemon chiffon cake,which for some reason always reminds me of a Southern American Belle in a Gone With the Wind style gown, with its billowing frothiness and lightness. I decided it would work perfectly in cupcake form for the event. These are Lemon and Orange Chiffon Cupcakes with Citrus Buttercream frosting decorated with handmade sugar flowers and sprinkles. The fundraiser was a huge success and the cupcakes were all gone in a fiddle-dee-dee!


Sarah-Lyn said...

Adorable! These would be fantastic for a spring or summer party :)


Cherry Blossom Cupcakes said...

Thanks Sarah-Lyn,
They would be a lovely summery cake (even though it's so cold here at the moment!) Maybe they brought a bit of sunshine to the party.

Anna Johnston said...

Me too., I have seen some amazing cup cake 'wedding cakes' at our function centres & they do remind me of summer. These are beautiful creations & what an amazing idea as a fundraiser.