Monday, November 25, 2013

Lovebirds Cupcakes for Jacqui

 

One of my colleagues, Jacqui, is getting married this week.  As Friday was her last day at work, I made her some cupcakes as a celebratory gift.

The cupcake recipe and buttercream icing recipe that I used are from The Primrose Bakery, and are available here.  This has become my go-to recipe for vanilla cupcakes and buttercream, as I get the most consistent results with this cupcake recipe and it tastes lovely, while the buttercream is pleasant tasting and minus the greasy mouth-feel.

To make the fondant decorations, I started a few days ahead so that they would dry, and used this mould.  I then dusted the lovebirds with gold lustre dust:

 
and the hearts with pink shimmer dust: 

 

and placed the finished cakes in a professional looking cakebox that I sourced online:


I was pretty happy with these and will definitely use this again as a wedding cake idea.

6 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

A girl can never have enough butter cream I always say:) People just don't use as much any more and that is such a shame.

Your creative cupcakes are a show stopper Cake Law, I'm sure your colleague was more than delighted!

Thank you so much for sharing...

yummychunklet said...

These were lovely gifts for your friend!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They're very sweet! I love playing with fondant :D

Johanna GGG said...

your piping and fondant looks really professional - great gift

Kari said...

Cute!! And very impressive :)

mireia badia said...

I love them!!!