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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fun Ideas

I've been a busy little bee these last couple of days. My first "tadahhhh!" is that I will be an official Farmers market vendor for both Kentlands (Gaithersburg) and Potomac. I am so excited about it. What better way to spend two days out of the week then outside meeting new people. Also, I've been experimenting with decorations and I thought I would share them with you. Below is are seashell cupcakes. The buttercream was dyed using gel coloring (Electric Blue). The seashells are made from fondant and then dusted with some dusting colors (Mushroom and Oyster). The sand is actually cookie crumbs...actually dust. I made these for Brides.com as they are working on a Summer Weddings entry. 

The next one I did for a little boys birthday party. Here, the balloons are out of plastic and can easily be removed as they are on a plastic spike. The swirls are edible and made from gumpaste. I now carry them. I just fell in love with them and thought so many people could use them for celebration cupcakes.
My videos should be coming out soon. This is my first time making them, so please bare with me. I'm sure once I have a couple under my belt, the rest should be very easy to do.


Anonymous said...

Paola, your creations are just soooooo beautiful. There is a simplicity to it, yet complex at the same time. I look forward to your instructional dvd or videos...how about putting a 'sample' of the video on your blog so we can have a preview!?
I absolutely love the seashell cupcakes!
Carmen - BAKING is my ZeN

Shortiee31 said...

Amazing work.. Stunning.. :)

Sprinkles said...

Your shells look so realistic, I love them!

I have included these in our summer cupcake feature! Feel free to check it out http://partycupcakeideas.com/50-super-ideas-for-a-summer-cupcake-part-2/