Cupcake class 101 with Mio Cupcakes

I attended a cupcake class over the weekend with my fellow blogger friend Faaiza from modest munchy . We spent 2 1/2 playing with fondant and buttercream and decorating cupcakes with our instructor Sumayya from Mio cupcakes . I’ve recently taken a big liking to buttercream because of how easy it is to make, apply and store and this was a great class because we used butercream for all our cupcakes and decorated them with little fondant decos. We made little butterflies and bows, blossoms and roses and of course learnt quick and easy techniques on how to turn plain-looking cupcakes into a work of art. Here are our decos ready to place on our cupcakes:

Sumayya was a fantastic and very patient instructor the entire time and made sure that every student was happy with the end results.

I’ve done a cupcake class before with Whimsical Cakehouse (that’s where my hobby first started) and we used ganache and covered the cupcakes with fondant before decorating it. So now that I’ve done both classes and learnt how to use both types of toppings, I know I have plenty of new ideas to try out for the next few months. Watch this space for more cupcakes! 🙂

Thank you Sumayya for the enjoyable class! 🙂

Here are some more photos of our afternoon:


Tutorial: How to make flower toppers

I made these flower toppers last week and this week I have a quick tutorial on how to make them.

You will need:

fondant, paint brush (only to be used for cake decorating), petal or luster dust, rolling pin, flower cutter, ball tool, flower pad

Roll out your fondant and cut out the flowers with your flower cutter.

Using petal dust or luster dust colour the flowers as you like. Be as creative as you like!

Using a ball tool, thin out the petals by pressing the ball tool against the outer side of each petal.

Place the flowers into flower moulds or anything that will give the flower a curved look. I used my cake pop tray and in the past I have also used my mini cupcake tray. It all works the same 🙂

Brush some sugar flower glue in the centre of each flower and place cachous in the middle. Leave the flowers to set for a few hours (I left mine overnight).

And you end up with these:

Cute flower cupcake toppers

I’ve always been fascinated by gum paste and fondant flowers so when I visited the cake decorating shop I decided to invest in some flower making tools. I purchased some flower glue and a flower cutter along with some floral wire and got to work. I enjoyed making these flowers and I must have made about 50 of them until I was happy with the overall look. I used lavender color fondant and colored the petals with some pink shimmer paint to give it the effect below. I will post up a tutorial on how to make these flowers soon! (HERE)

The cupcakes are chocolate with cream cheese frosting and topped with a fondant flower.

Enjoy and Happy Baking!

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21st Birthday Cake

This cake was a customer order for a 21st birthday party. The request was chocolate cake filled and iced with buttercream in a brown and cream colour theme. I’ve always used ganache and fondant on my cakes so using buttercream was definitely a first! Buttercream is a creamy frosting made with butter and icing sugar (you can also add cream) and it’s perfect for piping. You can do all sorts of piping techniques using varied tips and mixing colours. 🙂

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Enjoy and Happy Baking!


Piping green

I’ve been working on my piping skills for the last few batches of cupcakes I made. As much as I love to cover cupcakes with fondant (to avoid my bad piping skills!) I realised that there are so many different piping tips that I can use to achieve different looks for cupcakes. So off I went, using different tips, then realising I didn’t have too many (looks like I’ll be doing some online purchases!) so I stuck to using different star tips to make the cupcakes look like roses. I love the way the whipped ganache is perfect for piping and it holds its shape so well.


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