These cupcakes are inspired by the caramel and custard flavour of crème brûlée. They are delicious cakes, however a little too mild in flavour for my liking. I would like more of a custard flavour, and I might do a little bit of experimenting with the recipe next time - such as adding some custard powder to the cake batter, and some nestlé caramel top and fill to the frosting.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Cake decorating is a hobby in which I am constantly learning new things. I enjoy trying new techniques for the first time, and even if it doesn't work out perfect, I know I'll get better at it with practice. I made this cake for my Mum's birthday late last year and it involved lots of firsts as it was my first tiered cake and my first time making wired and beaded decorations. The cake design is from the book Cakes to Inspire and Desire by Lindy Smith which I am able to borrow from my local library (very handy!). It gives great detail on how to make the decorations and even a beginner like me was able to pull it off.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Yummy! Dragonfly cupcakes - they are such a pretty design and I had to put my own stamp on them by using a blue and purple colour scheme. You can get purple dragonfly's can't you?
These delicious morsels were made up of devils food cupcakes, topped with chocolate ganache, then covered with fondant discs and decorations. The cute little antennae are made out of bean vermicelli noodles so they're edible. They're just sooo cute. And I suppose the bows are cute too.