Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and sugar sprinkles, and chocolate secret-centre cupcakes with a chocolate ganache type icing and chopped nuts!
I tried a new recipe since the first red velvet recipe I used and loved went missing… and the new recipe isn’t red!!! Its divine, truly is velvety, but its not red. 🙁
This morning I attended Nicola’s christening. She’s the daughter of a friend of mine, and I made cupcakes for her as a gift.
Nicola’s room is decorated with an under-the-sea theme, so I couldn’t resist the seashells on some of the chocolate cakes. I also used the little pink baby feet and added flowers, all on white butter icing.
These are vanilla cupcakes in white paper cups decorated with pink and white two-tone butter icing, little pink fondant flowers and silver fondant “M”!!
I made these for a guy who is a big Manchester United fan.
These are chocolate and vanilla marble cupcakes in gold cups, with chocolate butter icing, gold dragees and gold fondant numbers.
These are vanilla cupcakes with a crème-caramel secret-centre in gold cups. I iced them with a red butter icing and decorated them with red and gold sugar sprinkles and fondant soccer balls!
I LUUUURRRV koeksisters… and I love coffee, and the two together are heavenly. And this train of thought led to an experiment.
Coffee flavoured cupcakes, with chocolate added for yumminess, stuffed with a miniature koeksister secret-centre!! And instead of icing them, I sprinkled just one half of the top of the cupcake with icing sugar.
My colleagues, who are usually my guinea-pigs when I try something new, were very impressed with them.