Sunday, May 17, 2009
Well as I was telling you I had a work lunch to bake for and I also had a birthday order for a dozen cupcakes so it was all about the cupcakes Thursday night in our house! This is a selection of the decorated cupcakes, I had great fun with the sprinkles, glitter dust, candy hearts, marshmallows and melted chocolate as you can see. Part of the birthday order was for seven of the cupcakes to spell out the name Georgia as it was a gift for her so I set about customising.....
....first of all I melted some white chocolate and set it in heart shaped mini silicone molds. Once they were fully set I melted some plain chocolate and pipped on the little letters to make up the name. Then all I had to do was place the little hearts onto the swirls and decorate them.
Well you just cant have pretty cupcakes in a not so pretty box so I bought a plain box and fancied it up myself with some cupcake stampers, glitter, a felt heart, a nice pink ribbon and a handmade gift tag :) Now , at last it was all ready for the birthday girl!!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
One of the goodies I made for the charity event was bite size banoffies! I piped fresh cream over the banana and...
A chocolate and pink frosting with pink glitter dust and a pink chocolate handmade heart.
Some of the cupcakes packed up and ready to go. Apparently all the goodies went down a treat and plenty of money was made for Alzheimer's :)
Monday, May 4, 2009
I covered it with cream, filled it with the fruit, pipped more cream around the edges and drizzled melted chocolate over it all....yummy! Even with the four of us (and actually with Gareth and Peter its really six!) I had loads leftover so I dropped some in to our neighbours and best Betty sitters Leonie and James! I think the neighbourhood was well fed tonight !!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
A bit of this and a bit of that...the basis for the frosting...
...mixing up the vanilla cupcake base.....
...you cant really see from the photo but the mixture was so so yellow because I made it with a totally free range egg my sister brought me up from her chickens...
Here are the little vanilla bases all ready to be frosted.
Here is one frosted with the caramel frosting and decorated with my new edible glitter dust. I went on a little shopping spree in a baking shop today. I got this glitter dust in gold and pink(obviously!!) and some new nozzles for my piping bag and cookie cutters :)
Here are three different variations I did on the caramel frosting....plain caramel with glitter dust, Rocky Road with melted chocolate and caramel sauce, grated chocolate with a chocolate spiral.
This photo includes another topping...melted chocolate with glitter dust. You could make up different combinations all night really!
This is what Gareth was then faced with for the tasting test...I wanted to know which was his favourite combination but after getting through half the plate he said he loved them all!! Gosh doesn't he just always say the right things!! I still haven't tasted one..its funny how after you spend so long making them your not even in the mood to eat them yourself afterwards :)