March 11, 2012

Giant cupcake birthdays

At the same wedding yesterday, Sonia's Dad and sister happen to be celebrating birthdays. When Sonia came by to see us she asked if we could make them something small just for them. We all agreed on a Giant cupcake each in their favourite flavours.

Sonia's sister's cupcake was vanilla with vanilla mousse and fresh strawberries. We covered the bottom of the cupcake in bright blue fondant and the top in butter cream rosettes. We added a few colourful fondant/gum paste flowers with dragee centers and topped off with a couple of fondant butterflies.

For her Dad's cupcake, he likes red velvet so that's what we made. Red velvet with cream cheese filling spiked with Bailey's Cream.  The bottom is covered in chocolate brown fondant and topped with swirls of butter cream.  Big cupcakes deserve big sprinkles so we cut out some fondant sprinkles and added some gold dragee.  We topped Dad's cupcake with a large fondant cherry.

These were dropped off the same time as the wedding cake but kept in the venue's fridge to keep as a surprise.  I'm sure it was a wonderful surprise!

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