Monday, 16 August 2010

Vanilla Cupcakes






I think I've gone cupcake crazy! I can't stop thinking about how to flavour and decorate these gorgeous little treats.
Growing up, cupcakes were just for the kids, something our mums whipped up for a birthday party, topped with some water and icing sugar paste and a sprinkle of hundreds and thousands if you were lucky. Until recently it was still quite daring to use cupcakes solely as your celebration centre piece (especially for weddings). How times change, a wedding today that doesn't include beautifully iced cupcakes is a rare and less adorned event.
This was a fun project without instruction, it's like play time to have freedom of design. These cakes are for a 6 year old's birthday party, I think they'll look really pretty in their cake stand and daringly there will be no main birthday cake!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

'Oh So Sweet' ladybug cake




This cake is for my niece's first birthday. I offered to make a cake for her birthday a few months ago, so this one has been a long time in the planning. My sister in law bought some party items in the 'Oh So Sweet' range, importing them in from the states. She really wanted a cake to match the theme especially using the barbie pink, black and mint green colour scheme. This is my interpretation, I hope they like it when I deliver it later on ready for the party tomorrow.