Heavenly Yet Beautiful Cupcakes

Starting my own cupcake company was a thrill and I learn so much. But I yearned for the calm of taking my time to create perfect little decorations and unique flavor combinations. After selling my business, I decided to focus on teaching my craft. I hope this site will inspire you to create and indulge in one of the best and most satisfying desserts...the cupcake.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's a Girl!....Wait, it's 2 Girls!

I had the pleasure of creating some fabulous little delights for a friend of my mother's who was soon going to be a Grandmother. I was planning on creating a very elaborate design that include two sets of booties in pink as the mother-to-be is expecting twin girls. But when the order came in I realized I wouldn't be able to do that since the flavor they ordered was Antoinette (chocolate cake with pink raspberry frosting). The little booties would never show on the pink buttercream. So I went 180 on the design and created a simple yet sophisticated design using small butterflies that I hand painted to match the color scheme of the cupcakes.

The end result was fabulous. I frosted the cupcakes to look like roses and the little butterflies were added using wire so it appeared as if they were flying over the cupcakes.

I heard that the women at the baby shower were impressed not only with the decor, but with the taste. We just modified our raspberry buttercream and although it takes a long time to make. It is absolutely delicious. I could eat it with a spoon!


Little Miss Cupcake said...

I saw this photo on flickr and think these cupcakes are just beautiful! Care to share how you did that frosting swirl? I'd love o give it a try some time! :)

The Cupcake Goddess said...

Hi Little Miss Cupcake.
I just reversed the way I normally swirl. Start from the center and swirl backwards. You should try different tips as each one gives you a different result.

Good luck!