Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Ornate Cupcakes

Cupcakes aren't just cute little things, but they are sweet too. same with other cakes, cupcakes can be elaborately decorated. From a simple Icing Sugar dusting to Buttercream to even Fondant. For me creativity has no boundaries. And with foods, creativity to decorate cupcakes or cakes in general has always sparks my enthusiasm. To be honest, it's much more fun in decorating than to bake. Here are some pictures taken from a Cupcake order for "Hantaran Perkahwinan"dated September 2012. They were Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream frosting.

Design wise, the cupcakes were in the size of 2"-bottomed regular Black Cupcake liners. The frosting was Vanilla Buttercream as also for the Buttercream Roses. The Buttercream Roses were piped on a Flower Nail for an easy handling and then let cool down in the refrigerator. Once the cupcakes are frosted, the Buttercream Roses were transferred on the frosted cupcakes. Gold Sugar Pearls called Dragées in French embellished the Buttercream Roses to enhance the Luxurious Appeal. It was a tedious job actually, but it was all worth it at the end.

Buttercream Roses - Gold Dragées embellished as Dews

Sweet Temptation - Adorably Chic and Ornate

Pale Yellow - Almost cream-colored