Archive for June, 2010


Ruby Wedding Anniversary Cupcakes


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

Soccer Fever

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Ok, so I know that Bafana Bafana are out of the 2010 World Cup, but is that any reason not to still eat cupcakes? Surely not?

On the day of the opening Ceremony, I decided last minute that a celebration of any sort, in our home, just would not be right without Cupcakes.

So this is what I created.

In honour of Bafana Bafana. In honour of South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup – and successfully i might just add – despite all the naysayers out there. And more importantly, just to eat.

And I have to say that they were simply delish. Simple chocolate cupcakes with coloured buttercream icing in the shape of the SA Flag, and then also mini sugarpaste soccer balls.

Soccer Fever has definately hit our little farming community and Soccer Birthday Parties are the current rage – so these little creations have been ordered more than once and loved by the kids (and adults too).

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Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 12:06
Categories: Cupcakes