A few weeks ago, I received my first order (very exciting!) for a dozen vanilla and rose cupcakes for a birthday. I was given the opportunity to decorate them however I wanted – as long as they were vanilla and rose flavoured. As Pauline, the lady who ordered the cakes, is a big Liverpool supporter, I decided to make some football/LFC themed cupcakes and alongside them, a couple of ‘girlier’ cupcakes. Continue reading “Liverpool FC Cupcakes”
My sister celebrated her first day of no longer being a teenager on Thursday – Happy Birthday Steph – best way to celebrate? With a cake of course! She had to carry this on a long car journey back to Uni, so I hope it made there it one piece and it tasted alright too. I’m hoping it’s quite obvious what the cake is representing.. doctor’s lab coat, stethoscope… you get the picture?! Continue reading “Doctor, Doctor..”
Jak turned 22 yesterday, so we celebrated with presents, cake and cookies (more of which in another post). After eating most of the devil’s food cake I made at Christmas, he decided he wanted to same cake for his birthday. The whole cake is chocolate (bar the blue vanilla buttercream), so it was ideal for him! Continue reading “Chocoholic Heaven”
I had the final class of my Wilton Cake Decorating course on Monday night, not sure what I’ll do with myself now it’s all finished! We spent the first half of the class learning how to pipe writing and ribbon roses. Piping writing is still tricky, it’s hard to keep it looking neat but it really helps if you have a thin consistency of buttercream to work with. I found that my buttercream wasn’t thin enough, so midway through a letter, the buttercream would break off, so some of my words ended up a bit lumpy when I tried to join them back together. Continue reading “Wilton Cake Decorating Course – Final Week”
Happy New Year!
I celebrated the New Year with my wonderful friends… and some yummy cupcakes (what else?!). These are chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream icing. This might have been one of the first times that the chocolate cupcake base has turned out so good – really light and spongy, yum! Continue reading “Goodbye 2010..Hello 2011!”