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Oct 1, 2014

Brush Embroidery Dome Cupcake Tutorial

I am so excited to share this with you. It has been around a year since I last put up video tutorial, but from today I will be posting 2 video tutorials a month. This video shows you the techniques that I use to create not only my domed cupcakes, but also the brush embroidery detail on the top.

I love these cupcakes, they are so pretty and delicate and can be made in any colour. They look great in pastel colours and can be used for a birthday or as part of a wedding cupcake tower. I have just put the cupcakes into ivory paper lace wrappers…

I really hope you enjoy this tutorial and find it useful. If you do please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also if you have any comments about anything in the video please just let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Jun 11, 2014

Vintage Cupcake Tower

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to create a vintage style cupcake tower for Rachael & John’s vintage style wedding at the beautiful Chilston Park in Kent. The cupcakes were designed in the same colour palette as the stationery, which included a rose and peony design with hints of ivory, lilac, pale blue and pale pink. The cupcake tower had 5 different style cupcakes and the whole tower had over 150 in total.

The tower was made up of domed cupcakes with handmade roses on the top, domed cupcakes with a brush embroidery design, pillow embossed cucpakes, mini rose cupcakes and mini buttercream swirl cupcakes with little coloured flowers. I loved how all the cupcakes, even though they were all different came together and looked so pretty.

The tower had a 6inch cutting cake on the top which was all fruit cake. I followed the same style as the brush embroidery cupcakes and pipped this all the way around onto the icory icing to tie it all together. The cutting cake was finished off with a large pink handmade gumpaste peony on the top.

I loved how the tower all came together and one of my favour bits were the ivory cupcake wrappers which I added to 50 of the domed cupcakes. The tower looked lovely all set up in the very vintage style setting. I hope Rachael & John had a fantastic day. if you would like to take a look at the matching stationery that I created please take a look at my other website dedicated to all things weddings The Little Touches.

Mar 23, 2014

Black & Gold Dessert Table

In January I had the pleasure of creating items which were to be used on a dessert table for a 30th birthday party with a black and gold theme. The party was created by the party and wedding planner Aimee Dunne, at the beautiful Fawsley Hall. The different items which I created to make up the dessert table were a 2 tier black ruffle and gold cake, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops and all the stationery / printed designs which can be seen on the table. I loved the black and gold theme and think these 2 colours worked so well together…

The cake itself was 2 tiers made up of a 6 inch cake on the top and 8 inch cake on the bottom. The bottom was covered in black icing / fondant ruffles and the top was painted gold with edible gold colouring. The number 30 on top was cut out of black gumpaste in the same style as the fonts used on the stationery to tie it all together.

When creating the cake pops, cookies and cupcakes I used a variety of gold edible glitters and sugars to decorate them. My favourite had to be the very find edible gold that was sprinkled over the cake pops as they dried. I used the edible glitter over the top of yellow candy melts which gave such a lovely shimmer effect.

I also had the opportunity to create all the stationery which was to be used around the venue for the party, this included menus for food and cocktails, which can be see in the photo below, sweet signs and signs for the dessert table. I loved bringing design elements from both the cakes and stationery together and combining them so they fit perfectly within the theme. More of my stationery designs can be see on my wedding based website The Little Touches.

Jul 29, 2013

Me to You Bear Cupcakes

A while ago I was asked to create some cupcakes based on the Tatty Teddy / Me To you Bear for a girls birthday. I loved creating the little 3D bears that went on the top of these. There were a combination of a few different designs which made up the 12 cupcakes…

The cupcakes were a combination of half vanilla and half chocolate, with a blue vanilla butter cream swirl. All of the decorations are made from icing / fondant, so were completely edible.

I had been waiting for someone to ask for cupcakes like these for ages and I really loved how they looked when they came to collect them, although I hadn’t really though about the size of the cupcake boxes when I designed the 3D bears, so we had to place the lid on very carefully, so as not to squish them.

May 17, 2013

Vintage cupcakes and mini cakes

Recently I designed some vintage mini cakes for a wedding show which I was exhibiting in (although I will save that for another post). I wanted to create something that was pretty and delicate using ivories and dusky pinks. Following on from the show I created a set of vintage cupcakes to match the same theme. I think my favourite thing about the mini cakes and the cupcakes is the delicate cameo design which was created using a mold I recently picked up from the International cake show.

The mini cakes are 2.5 inches wide and 3 inches high and feed 1 – 2 people. I love the different styles of cake and how they still seem to belong together. The first mini cake has the mini cameo which is framed with ruffles and has the pearl detail around the bottom. For the second mini cake I wanted it to be really delicate and for the main focus to be the gumpaste rose on the top. The third mini cake has a quilted effect and where each diamond meets a pretty ivory pearl edible bead. I loved this effect and wanted to follow this through onto the cupcake design.

For the cupcakes I started by creating a low dome of buttercream and embossing the dusky pink icing with the quilting tool. I then applied the same cameo design from the mini cake onto a high domed cupcake. I love how the dusky pink comes together with the natural coloured buttercream. There are more pictures of these cakes in my cupcake gallery, or if you would like to see matching wedding stationery then head over to my other website dedicated to all things weddings