Thursday, 28 July 2011

This week in the kitchen.....

Hi All,

I've been having so much fun this week decorating cupcakes and miniature cakes in my favourite shabby chic style. Here's a selection of what has come out of the kitchen......

 Sugarpaste cupcakes with ribbon roses

 Playing around with white

 More rose cupcakes - you can never have too many right?

 Miniature cakes

There's that ribbon rose you can tell I'm enjoying making them at the moment

Lastly, a little flower cluster....

Hope you are all having as much fun in the kitchen as I am this week!

Happy baking xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Tall Cupcake

I've seen quite a few youtube videos recently about 'Tall Cupcakes' - made by stacking 3 cupcakes on top of each other then covering them with sugarpaste. I had a few spare cupcakes in the kitchen this morning so decided to give it a try. Here's how it turned out:

It's actually quite easy to put together - probably easier than miniature cakes. If you want to try to make them yourself, there is a lovely step by step tutorial available by Sugarbloom cupcakes.

And of course, once you have covered your tall cupcake in sugarpaste, you are free to decorate it however you like. I made some ribbon roses and pearl strands out of flower paste. How will you decorate yours?

Happy baking x

Playing with pastels

Today I'm in the kitchen decorating cupcakes in pastel hues. Here are some of the creations so far......

 Cabbage rose cupcake - simple but pretty

Cluster of ribbon roses and blossoms

Shabby chic bliss - with pale pink and white flowers

Now it's back to the kitchen to make some more.

Happy baking xx

Monday, 11 July 2011

Cookie Stacks

I've been making quite a few cookie stacks recently. They make sweet gifts for friends or are perfect little wedding favours. Each one is made up of 6 round cookies - two small, two medium and two large.

Once your cookies have cooled, stick them together with royal icing as shown below. The cookies will look like a mini 3-tiered sweet!

You can then decorate them  using royal icing, sugarpaste decorations, glitter etc. Whatever takes your fancy. I made a few blossoms out of sugarpaste then glued them cascading down the front of the cookie stack with royal icing.

Here are some other examples:

This one has sugarpaste inbetween each cookie which makes the stack taller.

This one is decorated in a country garden theme. You can add as much or little decoration as you like!

Hope you enjoy making cookie stacks.

Happy baking x

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Vintage Roses and Bows

Hi All,

Here is a selection of sweet vintage-inspired cupcakes I have made this week - they are perfect little treats for an afternoon tea party.

The cupcakes are covered in sugarpaste and then decorated with roses, bows and blossoms I made with flowerpaste. To finish them off I added accents of royal icing dots and edible pearls.

Hope you are all having a nice week.

Happy baking x