I don't mind, as they are in general less work and far less stressful to create than cakes, but I am a bit bemused. My cupcake bouquet, which I originally made as a gift for a sick friend, has become rather popular, with my fifth one being delivered all the way to Heidelburg (about an hour's drive away).
The other cupcake tower was for a colleague's 40th birthday party. She wanted a shabby chic theme with rich chocolate cupcakes and Kahlua white chocolate ganache. I was getting all excited about the design, but then her budget limited the possibilites and I ended up doing light turquoise and pink ribbon roses. Still, she was delighted, which in the end is all that matters! Unfortunately the picture is not very good as I took it on location and in a hurry.
www.thegeorge-alfriston.com, which is definitely worth visiting! Anyway I wanted to bring her something special, so tried my hand at these fondant covered cupcakes. I had a devil of a time covering the cupcakes, but I managed in the end. Since we were spending the previous night in Canterbury and spending that day looking at Kent University, I arranged to leave my precious cupcakes at the Inn in Canterbury for the day, so that they wouldn't spoil! The staff were very gracious about my unusual request, although they did threaten to eat them if I forgot to pick them up!
After an exhilarating and exhausting trip all around England, I had to find a way to thank my lovely neighbours for feeding our cat while we were gone. They are dog lovers and in a sudden flash of inspiration I found a home for my puppies! And voila; out of left-over flowers, butterflies and orphan puppies these yummy cupcakes were born.
They were delighted, and I have guaranteed good care for our kitty whenever we're away:)
Now it is time for a break and head north for the summer. Since I know I won't be able to resist the urge to work with sugarpaste, I plan to practice my flowers and piping skills over the summer.