These are strawberry cupcakes- a vanilla base with fresh strawberry pulp baked in.
I iced them with white and pale green coloured cream cheese icing, coloured dragees, heart and star shaped sprinkles, and then using a tube of metallic blue icing made specially for writing with- I added a zig-zag line to look like tinsel.
The sprinkles, dragees and the icing writing tube are all from Nicoletta. Currently, this is the biggest and in my opinion the nicest range of cake decorating goodies that are easily available in supermarkets!
I did these gawjiss little things for a friend’s little boy, who was turning one. At the time he loved all things marine, so she asked for “under the sea” themed cupcakes to fit the party theme.
The animals were made with coloured fondant (aka pettinice), and they took me a good week or so to finish. The cakes were vanilla, and the icing was a plain butter icing coloured with blue and white. I then piped it onto the cakes in a two-tone pattern to look like water!
This gawjiss shot is courtesy of Jeanette Verster Photography!