You may remember a couple of weeks ago I put up a post titled ‘Turtle Power’ showcasing a two cute little fondant turtles I had made in anticipation of a 12th birthday cake I had been asked to make for twins Billie & Frankie.
The cake was inspired by a hint of vintage (of course!) combined with the girls love of pink and flowers so I decided to theme the cake as though the turtles had been caught in a gust of wind that had blown beautiful flowers cascading down all around them. This is to date my favourite cake to have made and I really hope that when the two girls in question see it for the first time they are as happy with it on their Birthday as I was to make it for them.
There are two things in this world I love – 1. Anything Vintage 2. Cupcakes. So I was super excited to combine these two things together and create this collection of Vintage inspired Cupcakes. I was given a button mould for Christmas (lucky me!) and couldn’t wait to use it, there is something so satisfying about pushing a tiny piece of sugar paste into the mould and being given in return the cutest little perfectly formed buttons.
I decided to use a colour scheme of blue, pink and yellow adding a touch of Caramel/Ivory Sugarflair to each ball of sugar paste as I mixed the base colour as this adds a beautiful vintage hue.
As I would be using the button mould to create some of my decorations I decided to also include a simple yet delicate quilt like stitching on some of the cupcakes helping bring the theme perfectly together. Finally each and every single detail on each cupcake was lavishly covered in a shimmering edible pearl dust so that they sparkle elegantly as soon as the light catches them.
I think these cupcakes would suit many a different occasion; Wedding, Baby Shower, Birthday, or even just because you think you deserve a treat…am I right?