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Buttons, Bows and Baby cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes were ordered by a lovely lady for her Baby Shower.

I love the blend of colours and the little sleeping babies perched on pillows of pink buttercream!

Each of the decorations were hand made from fondant and let me tell you with all the rain this week getting them to dry was a lesson in patience, the weather has been playing havoc with the completed sugar decorations, one day it’s hot and humid, the next it’s cold then right back to wet and humid… rinse and repeat. Arggghhhh  🙂

Just when I thought they were all dry it rained and they reabsorbed moisture from the air causing them to go soft again…very trying indeed lol

Fortunately the end result was what counted and they worked out perfectly, I had to bring a delivery helper with me on this one as the venue was at a lovely home which sat on top of a large hill with a VERY steep driveway, way too steep to drive up and hope they wouldn’t topple sitting in the back by themselves, so my assistant had to hold the cake boxes and pivot them to keep them level as we ascended.

The rain slicked driveway was a nerve wracking experience carrying boxes of cupcakes while repeating “don’t fall, don’t fall” under my breath, but they made it to the table unharmed and looking gorgeous, pity the same could not be said of me in all my rain sodden and wide eyed glory 😀

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Vintage Cupcakes

I received an order for some cupcakes from a lovely lady as a thank you to a large medical practice, so I suggested a Vintage theme because they are always popular and lets face it, who doesn’t like Vintage cupcakes!!

I know I do!

I had run out of the large inserts that hold the cupcakes steady in their box and had a distance to drive so I was being very,very,VERY careful, the last thing you want is to open the box at the destination and see a mess of icing!

Driving 10km under the speed limit did not make the other drivers happy and I was cursing myself for not putting the “cake on board” sign on my car, I’m such a perfectionist, that if one little bit of icing is out-of-place I feel compelled to redo it, not possible in transit though 🙂

Of course it was raining….again  (where is our Aussie summer?) and I had to drive through traffic, over road works round several roundabouts, but all was well in the end, fortunately they arrived unscathed and pretty as ever, after delivery I then headed straight to the packaging supply store for more cupcake inserts..no more delivery stress, I am locked and loaded for the next cupcake journey  😀

These little cuties were Vanilla Butter cake, with Vanilla butter cream icing and hand made fondant Bows, Roses and flowers, that had been highlighted in edible petal dust, they turned out beautifully and were very much appreciated by the recipients.

As I mentioned I particularly like Vintage themed cakes, there is something so timeless in their pretty elegance and the combinations are endless.

I can’t wait for the next ‘Vintage’ order so I can try something new!

Here they are below!

Feel free to comment on any of posts, feedback is always welcome.

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Dora The Explorer

Last weekend was all about Dora and my Nieces 3rd Birthday!

My sister specifically ordered a Dora cake and cuppies, as they are far more partial to buttercream rather than fondant covered cakes the entire cake was piped by hand, complimented by little cuppies with handmade fondant toppers sitting on a huge swirl of buttercream.

Needless to say I have never seen a cake and cuppies vanish so fast! LOL

There were a lot of contented cake smeared faces, and one arm achingly tired cake decorator…

I think I dreamt I was piping in my sleep that night…dot..dot…dot…dot…  🙂

The results were definately worth it though.

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The Birthday Girl was delighted!

I was so pleased to see I had been selected to be featured for a second time on the  The Cup Cake Blog      Thank you!

Lemon Cupcakes

A lovely lady at a local kitchen company was moving to another state, so they put on a Morning tea for her as a thank you, and I was hired to supply the cupcakes, she was delighted!

I get a real kick out of seeing that “OMG” moment on peoples faces!

These delicious cupcakes were made using my buttercake recipe to which I added lemon zest and lemon juice,resulting in some very mouthwatering, moist, lemony goodness.

The cuppies were also topped with little lemons, leaves and flowers made from fondant.

I am VERY partial to citrus flavourings personally, while I was making them the smell was making my mouth water so of course I had to make more than was required. (Followed by a long walk in the afternoon) LOL

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