Vintage themed cupcakes

This year for Eid, I decided to go for a vintage theme with my dessert table and decorations for our home. As most of you know, we recently moved to Dubai which means this would have been the first Eid without family! Fortunately for us, my sister lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabic with her husband and my almost 2 year old niece, and they decided to come down and spend Eid with us. I made the vintage toppers a week in advance and decided to bake carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (they turned out delicious! recipe coming soon!).

Unfortunately, we had a family tragedy a day before Eid which meant we had to leave for Brisbane the very next day. ย ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I managed to distribute the cupcakes to work colleagues and some friends before we left. These toppers took me a while to create, everything is handmade from fondant. I used a smaller flower cutter to make the roses and luster dust to finish off the vintage look.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cupcakes for any occasion in Dubai

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Wedding Reception cupcakes

My brother in law got married a few months ago and they had a reception in Brisbane after the actual wedding ceremony a month before in South Africa. It was a pretty hectic time for everyone since we were preparing to move to Dubai and had to pack up our entire life in less than 3 ย weeks! But it all came together at the end which was a relief.

Indian weddings are never easy, mostly because there’s always so many things to organise for the days leading up to the wedding and like I mentioned in my previous post, indian weddings can go on for days with different functions including the henna/sangeet (musical) night, family BBQ’s and prayers for the new bride and groom and the weddings are never small. For our wedding, we had almost 550 people and a 3 day function leading up to it!

Anyways, today I wanted to share some photos of the cupcakes we made for my BIL and new SIL reception. The colours for the night were green and gold so we decided to go with those colours for the cupcakes. Since there were going to be around 400 people at the reception, we asked family friends to make some chocolate cupcakes for us which left us with 20o cupcakes to make. It took us between 8am-3pm to finish up these cupcakes including baking time. I used the box mix for my cupcakes as I knew this was an easier/faster way to get these cupcakes made. I baked them, cooled them and made vanilla buttercream. We then made a little production line.

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baked cupcakes..mmmmmm
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Airbrushing station

I had my two sister in laws (Jaaved’s sister and the new bride) help me out.. and yes! we made the new bride work! ๐Ÿ˜› but she was insisting.. she has a bit of a baking/decorating obsession I think ๐Ÿ˜‰ I showed my SIL how to pipe swirls on the cupcakes and she piped away (4 boxes of swirls!), I airbrushed them using green and gold, and the new bride decorated them using ready made icing toppers. The decorating time took us around 2 1/2 hours to do. I think it was a splendid job! Good work team! and thanks for the photos ๐Ÿ˜‰

and of course, thank you to dear husband for being the taster.

And here they are:

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Red Velvet mini cupcakes

I’ve never been much of a red velvet fan, probably because they are very dense cakes and I never understood what the big deal was with red coloured cupcakes. So when I got asked to make some for a family BBQ I secretly wanted to make vanilla cupcakes and colour them deep red (shhhhhhh!!!) BUT i didnt. Why? Because I knew that someone would notice and I would then be known as the girl who makes red velvet using vanilla cake and colouring it red. eek.
Anyways, I decided to make mini cupcakes as I always find that when it comes to any functions, the mini cupcakes are far more popular than making regular sizes for the simple reason that people dont feel half as bad popping a couple of mini ones than having one regular one (it’s all in your head people!) ๐Ÿ˜›
I tried red velvet for the first time and I must admit, it took me longer than I thought. I needed a lot more ingredients and some weird ones too (apple cider vinegar?!) but I made it! After overcooking the first batch, I still had more than enough batter to make over 50 mini cupcakes. My quality control manager aka dear husband, made sure that each batch was as perfect as could be.
Then it was time to make the cream cheese frosting and this was the first time I tried it and I now have a new favourite frosting! Cream cheese is a nice creamy frosting made with cream cheese, butter and a lot of icing sugar and I have to say, when cream cheese frosting meets red velvet cupcakes, they are the best cupcakes ever.

So here they are! I decorated them with little fondant flowers to make them look extra pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy and Happy Baking!

Rose cupcake tower

I made this rose cupcake tier for a customer that had requested a large bouquet as a birthday gift for a special someone! I did a bit of research on how to make something that was different and was able to hold as many as 20-30 cupcakes (mix of mini and medium sized cupcakes) and I came up with this! This tier is made up of over 20-30 cupcakes all secured down with toothpicks stuck on styrofoam. The rough edge look with the green tissue was intentional to make the tier a bit more exciting and it worked!

Dear husband decided to add silver hearts around the red ribbon to add a little something extra and the colours worked very well together.ย Isn’tย he great?! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used a smaller tip size to pipe on the mini cupcakes to give the rose look.

These roses were created using the Wilton 1M tip. Add a bit of edible glitter and the roses come to life ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 

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Happy Baking!

Mothers Day butterfly cupcakes

It’s Mothers Day tomorrow and what better way to spoil your mum than to make her some delicious cupcakes!

I made these as a little experiment and it turned out pretty good. Vanilla cake recipe coloured purple baked in a square cake tin. Once the cake is cooked and cooled, level the top then use a butterfly cutter to cut out the shapes.

Roll out some fondant and cut out the butterfly shape. Apply frosting to cake and stick the fondant on top.

To make the ‘mom’, use white melting chocolate and colour it pink. Pipe the letters on baking paper and stick the flowers in between the letters ensuring that the chocolate sticks to the flower. Once the chocolate dries up, peel it off the baking paper and use frosting to stick it onto the cupcake.

Happy Baking and Happy Mothers Day!