28 September 2009

Bubbly Cupcakes

Following my recent experiment with the fabulous
Very Very Vintage Cupcakes, which were infused with various tea flavours, a friend asked me to see if I could do Champagne infused cupcakes!

I did and who would have thought - they are fabulous too!

Instead of adding milk to thin out the cupcake mixture and the butter icing, all I did was use champagne!

Fabulous – and so decadent ….

Take a look ….

Let’s call these ones Brut!

I love the little pearls.

And these ones must be Rosé!

Which has me thinking … the
Vintage Fair starts on 11 October at the Biscuit Mill, and Ben’s Mom Floral Design and I are taking a stall.

I want to expand my range of decadent, vintage cupcakes for the Fair …

What other flavours should we do?
I’m thinking Pimms?
Oooh, what about Tia Maria?

What do you think?

Let me have your thoughts.
I’ll randomly choose someone to receive a cupcake giftbox with some of these yummy flavours – of course you’ll need to be Cape based so I can get them to you - but even if you’re not, I’d love to hear from you!

Have a good week…

07 September 2009

Baby cakes

We went away for the weekend - up to Darling for the Voorkamerfest 2009, which was fantastic as always!

What that meant though, is that I missed out on a baby shower for a very special friend. I was gutted. So, because I couldn't be there, I made sure I had a presence there - in fact it was also my present!
Am I confusing you?

I made some mini cakes, and sent them to the shower with a friend.

Take a look ...

I couldn't resist the little booties after seeing them in a cupcake book.
Yes - I made them myself!
So simple as well, I couldn't believe it.

All I had to do was roll out a little sausage of pre made fondant icing (which I have in my pantry of course), fold it in half (I used a toothpick to guide me here) and then hollow out the top half with a ball tool (I happen to have one of these too, as they are mentioned over and over on cake decorators sites, so couldn't resist), but I imagine you could quite easily use the back of a pen or pencil too.

Aren't they cute?

The cakes were vanilla sponge marbled with red berry juice, topped with pink butter cream icing, with fresh berry juice for added flavour.

Then for the second cake, I have a selection of Winnie the Pooh icing decorations (again sent out from London!!!), which were just perfect!

Aren't they great?

Here's Pooh.

Look at Piglet!!!

Ooh - Piglet again!

I just love Eeyore - he's my favourite.

Unfortunately it looks like Tigger lost an arm, and I didn't even notice!
I still love him.

Just great - and so simple.