Thursday, March 8, 2018

International Women's Day Cupcakes

Today is International Women's Day.  At work, there will be presentations by illustrious women both external and internal to my employer.  I am going to the presentation by the women who are employed in management at my employer to hear about their journeys to their current positions.

I also made these purple and green cupcakes, the colours of International Women's Day.  I didn't want to go too fancy.  In the end, I made vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing from my usual recipe, and coloured a half batch of the buttercream with two drops red and one drop blue liquid colouring to make a pretty lavender coloured icing.  (I was terrified of making some horrid murky grey colour.)

The flowers are made from Dr Oetker's green ready to roll icing punched into flowers with a plunger cutter.  I used the blunt end of a skewer rolled in the centre of the flowers to give them a little petal like shape, and a dab of water to stick black sugar pearls into the middle of each flower as the centre.

The piping is not as neat as it could be, but at 10.30pm at night when I was doing it, these things tend not to bother me too much.

I think the cupcakes look pretty neat, and they are a fun way to mark the occasion of IWD.

Happy International Women's Day!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Happy IWD! This year feels very important year to celebrate it! Let's hope we can make real, lasting change :D

Johanna GGG said...

I think your icing looks very impressive and your cupcakes look fantastic - hope you enjoyed the talks - there was an IWD lunch but too far from my office to drop into.

Cakelaw said...

Here's to that!

Cakelaw said...

I enjoyed the talk - I got to see some women in management who normally are just faces on the Intranet, and it was good to hear their perspective.

Kari said...

Happy IWD to you too. I'm glad you enjoyed the talks (reading your comment above) and these cupcakes look like a lovely way to mark the day.