Friday, February 21, 2014

OOOooo a job...baking!

A friend of mine asked me if I could do some cupcakes for her wee girls birthday. Only ask was that there be some pinkness!

A few days ago I set to work making all the fondant flowers for the decoration.
I then tasted one of each colour and thank goodness I did as something odd was going on with the darker orangey pink ones, so they all went in the bin. I didn't like the colour much anyway!

This is just a fraction of them!

I love making fondant decorations - it's my idea of bliss.

Yesterday I got to work making the cupcakes. I made 3 dozen. 12 vanilla, 12 red velvet and 12 chocolate. And for once I got my measurements spot on!

Chocolate were first. Here they are cooling nicely. It was a bit of a faff, we're sweltering in 99% humidity right now and its drizzling so all in all it's terribly muggy.

This morning I decorated them all. I went the simple route of doing all of them in a vanilla buttercream, but in 2 batches so I could make one pink.

I'm pleased with them. I hope they look girly enough!! Theres an awful lot of glitter on them too!!

All packed up and ready to go!

I LOVE doing stuff like this.

this was Lloyds special one 

now for the recipes. These are the ones I used.

Red Velvet
Here, on our wee farm!

Ta'da!  ( but I didn't put the chips in cos I forgot to get them!)

Classic Buttercream Frosting


  1. Your cupcakes a wonderful work of art and I am sure delicious as well ~ the girls will love them .

    1. I so hope they like them! they did look pretty :) xx

  2. They look awesome! I always find making cupcakes a therapeutic experience :)

    1. its very therapeutic isnt it - i love it!

  3. Those are incr- edible Laura, I just wish I was little & it was my Birthday ! I would have loved to have seen the smile on Lloyd's face. xx

    1. :) me too!! cupcakes werent really very fashionable when I was little, but my mum did bake lovely things for our birthdays.

  4. They are gorgeous Laura! You did a fantastic job, especially in the humidity! I've been staying away from anything resembling an oven here. I think you could easily make yourself an ongoing job if you chose to, they look perfect. cheers Wendy

    1. I would love to have a wee business making pretty cupcakes! There are strict rules about kitchens though, and I think I would need a second cooker and cooking area in the house to do it commercially. We dont have the room, let alone the funds!! But who knows....

  5. Wow. You are such a talented baker! They are works of art that you can eat! Sounds PERFECT to me. And Lloyd is one lucky fellow!


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