28Jun

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Cupcakes

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Since being in the Cupcake Business, I have learn’t a few things. Whilst people love things looking pretty, they do not love to try new things. The trusted flavours remain the firm favourites in terms of orders that I receive.

Ie, Chocolate, Vanilla & Chocolate Chip. Those are people’s ‘go-to’ flavours when ordering large quantities. I think this is because they are safe. Chocolate in particular. You know exactly what you are getting, no suprises. Especially my chocolate cupcakes – they really are super moist and delish.

So, onto the Ruby Anniversary Cupcakes.

With this order, my client was very specific! I would like chocolate cupcakes. With whatever icing. And for the toppings – go wild – the only requirement is there must be mention of our 40th Anniversary.

I put on my thinking cap – and this is what I created. I loved how they turned out. The toppings were all ‘ruby’ in colour, but then I gave them a quick spray of ‘lustre’ and suddenly they looked pink. But the lustre looks gorgeous together with the pearl centres of the Gerberas.


I still feel like i’m learning. That i’m actually not that good. Perhaps I’m just humble? When I delivered them she was clearly very delighted and just a tad emotional. I almost felt embarressed at how wonderful she thought they were.

But she loved them and that is all that counts – and that she is still so very happily married after 40 years. Wow!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 08:06
Categories: Cupcakes

4 Responses to “Ruby Wedding Anniversary Cupcakes”

  1. MacNessa says:

    These *are* gorgeous!!

    I’m totally in awe of your baking abilities! The icing on these is TOTALLY picture perfect! I wish I knew the exact combo of ingredients that makes it this perfect – and how you pipe it on to get the swirl so exact. As for the decorations -they are absolutely freaking stunning. Do you source your products locally? Like the stuff you mentioned ‘lustre’ – what is it? I imagine it’s the glossy spray – but I’ve never heard of such a thing that’s edible – which of course I’m sure it is!

    Believe me I know the doubts that come with running your own business, but you should really NOT be surprised when folks are delighted with what you present them with, because *really* they are amazing!

  2. Marcelle says:

    I know every time I open this blog I am never going to be disappointed…and again I am nothing but so so impressed.
    These cupcakes are amazing..you are one talented cookie maker…
    The 40 is amazing..honestly…I would order from u.

  3. Shanda says:

    I just would like to know where you got your 40 from. Where can i buy it from?

  4. Shayne says:

    Hi Shanda,

    These are number cutters – i think tappits or patchwork cutters.

    Hope this helps x

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