Thursday, 16 February 2012

Animal cupcakes from GF cake lover

I have really started to experiment with fondant decorations on cupcakes since my faircake course at the end of last year.  And after my celebration cake success I decided to make some cupcakes for a birthday celebration for nephew.  I searched around Google images to find some inspiration for animal cupcakes using fondant that were simple to make, yet effective.  I also needed to find the correct type of animal based on the few colours I have to use which are only pink, green, turquoise and caramel.  

These were the cakes I produced in the end and I am so happy with how they turned out.  

The pigs are the easiest but so effective, the lion took longest to create based on the amount of small bits that goes into making it.  I also tried to make a frog but it didn’t turn out right, please let me know if you have created little animal cupcakes, I think a panda and a cow could be added easily next time.  The next birthday coming up is my nieces 4th birthday, she is a real little girl so I think for that one I will make pretty cupcakes using my flower and butterfly cutters that are really girlie.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Pretty cupcakes from Fairies of London

As part of my son’s first birthday celebrations there was also a joint party for some of the lovely mums I have met through the NCT group.  We had a joint party and my friend Rebecca had told me there was a local bakery to her in north London that made GF cakes and she was going to bring some to try.  She had bought one box of blue and one box of pink cupcakes and they looked fabulous, I am a sucker for glitter on a cupcake and these had a beautiful colour with lots of edible glitter topped with a chocolate 1! 

 They had standard buttercream icing and vanilla sponge.  So how did they taste? well they were nice, the sponge was a little bit tasteless and had a slightly chalky texture, there was a lot of icing which probably helped but I would of liked more flavour to the sponge and unfortunately I have had a lot better from a GF cupcake.  Definitely edible, and looked beautiful but not quite up to the standard of some others I have reviewed on this blog.

Vanilla cupcake with frosting – 6.5/10 – pleasant

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