Christening Cupcakes

These are – brace yourselves – white chocolate chip and milk chocolate chip cupcakes!

They’re decorated with pink and white vanilla butter icing and topped with pink sugar paste butterflies and white sugar paste flowers, and the baby girl’s name in pink and white sugar paste letters.

To finish them off, they were put into pink and white polka-dot cupcake wrappers!

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Twenty First Birthday Cupcakes

Elanie celebrated her 21st birthday this weekend with a double party! Elanie’s mom arranged the cupcake order with me in the weeks prior to the parties, to match the theme and Elanie’s taste.

On Saturday night she had a bash with her friends with a classy silver and white theme. For this party I made mouth watering vanilla cupcakes in silver paper cups with a variety of secret centres- fudge, creme caramels, coconut ice, malted biscuit balls and a berry nougat. I topped them with my delectable white vanilla butter icing and a little glitter, a black fondant flower with a white centre, and a silver fondant “21” mounted upright on a white fondant disc. I added some small silver dragees for some extra sparkle.

And for the first time, I made a cake for a customer! I have always baked my son’s birthday cakes, but I’ve never done one for someone else. This one is a vanilla sponge cake with a caramel filling and white vanilla butter icing covering it. I decorated with with the same black flowers as I used on the cupcakes and put Elanie’s name on top of the cake in silver fondant lettering mounted on white fondant.

On Sunday, Elanie celebrated with her family. The green and purple colour scheme was very striking, and after chatting to Elanie’s mom I mounted a green and purple “21” on green and purple fondant discs to stand upright on the cupcakes. Daleen, Elanie’s mom, asked for a multi-coloured flower garden using fondant daisies on top of alternating green and purple vanilla butter icing and provided the green and purple polkadot cupcake collars. These little beauties were also vanilla cupcakes with several different secret centres.

Happy birthday Elanie! I hope your celebratory weekend was all you hoped it would be!

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Pale Yellow Rose Cupcakes

I was kicking myself all weekend because I didn’t take my camera with me when I delivered these wedding cupcakes for Natassja and Melvin to the Indaba Hotel!!

They were chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped alternately with a white and yellow butter icing piped rose, and a custard buttercream piped rose.

The white rose cupcake wrappers were from Paperkutz.

Email from Natassja:

Thank you for the amazing cupcakes! They were absolutely stunning! Not to mention deeeelicious!

Charmain and Brandon’s Wedding Cupcakes

Charmain contacted me a couple of weeks before her wedding after she had a bit of a cupcake crisis!

Their wedding colour was turquoise and she had seen cupcakes on the web with a bright blue cherry on them. She wanted the same for her wedding but unfortunately the cherries in the pictures she found are not available in SA.

I experimented with a few things to make the cherries blue… to no avail. In the end, after agreeing it with Charmain, I contacted Dilene at Salon de Culinaire, and she made 120 chocolate truffles and dipped them in turquoise ganache. I then topped Charmain’s chocolate cupcakes and carrot cupcakes with white butter icing, a turquoise truffle and a little fondant leaf.

Charmain supplied the black cupcake collars.

Salon de Culinaire also made a carrot cake covered in white fondant and decorated with a turquoise fondant ribbon for Charmain’s novelty cake topper!

carrot cupcakes, white vanilla butter icing, chocolate truffles dipped in ganache, green fondant leaves

You can see more pictures of their wedding as well as the cupcakes on Jeanette Verster Photography.

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