Friday, August 20, 2010

cupcakes

When i turned 21 in July i cooked and cooked for days to prepare for my birthday luncheon. Something in the air had me dreaming of being a Nigella Lawson protege, and i must admit that while is was extremely tiring ( i retired to bed with a mad men dvd at 9pm because i could barely keep my eyes open wide enough to unwrap presents.), the results were pretty scrumptious! Here are some snapshots of the red velvet cupcakes that doubled as my birthday cake. I found the recipe at Ming Makes Cupcakes and would highly recommend it! The cake mix features alot of oil, but who can complain when these cupcakes are the most moist and delicious you will ever taste - if i do say so myself. Due to last minute stress-outs my icing was a bit of a disaster ( i wanted white frothy buttercream peaks, but that didn't work out.) but was still tasty, and my mum even spent hours meticulously hand making fondant flowers to sit atop the cakes. ( my favourite bit! some were marbled, some were white gardenias - we even had a David Lynch-ian blue rose!) Her work colleague also specialises in cake decorating and made a selection of airbrushed and glittered flowers. pretty magical! Having cakes like this made for a very happy birthday indeed.





23 comments:

  1. Oh wow! These are gorgeous!
    xoxo

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  2. Taste, at East Gosford, has just started doing macaroons. No kiddin.

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  3. these are beautiful!
    I'm sure they delicious as well!
    always, kirstine.

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  4. I have made the exact same recipe and that website really has some of the best I've ever tried out! They look fantastic by the way, really, breathtaking! Those flowers definitely add a little extra something!

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  5. Ahh, Ming Makes Cupcakes really features some of the most mouthwatering cupcake recipes I've ever seen on the world wide web! Your Red Velvet cupcakes look scrumptious indeed, and I think the icing still looks beautiful - not disastrous at all!

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  6. those cupcakes look delicious, what a hard work!!
    I always get bake fever around Christmas and make lots of cakes and stuff, I love it.

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  7. Mmmm. Cupcakes. I cannot bake or cook or anything one bit. I burn microwave popcorn everytime.

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  8. Expecting one of these in the mail. You should start your own Cupcake Bakery seeing as our fave hangout shut down !!!!

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  9. yea, YUM! these look so delicious! happy birthday! you are so young and SO talented! well, I am not that much older than you. just 3 years. but I feel like you are leaps and bounds ahead of me in my illustration dreams. you are so rad!

    ps, I made you a pretty widget link and put you on my blog in my ""sponsors & friends" section. come check it out! :)
    <3 Moorea

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  10. Om-freakin-nom-nom! These are so cute:)

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  11. These are lovely cupcakes!!!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  12. those are Georgeous!!!!
    good work :D

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  13. i kid you not after seeing this post I am walking to the cupcake store several blocks away and getting one...YUM

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  14. Oh my... those look delicious!

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  15. Ah yum they look scrumptioussss!

    PS I gave you an award on my blog :)

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  16. These turned out so beautiful! Your mom did a wonderful job with the flowers. Happy birthday :)

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  17. These are absolutely adorable!! :)
    Of course, I do love anything that comes in Pink.

    You can find me at
    razzlemydazzledesigns.blogspot.com

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  18. i think about these everyday! THEY WERE SO GOOD!!!!

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  19. oh my god. i have recently become obsessed with making these little things and im so glad you have shared this website! was getting a bit bored of my old strawberry frosting n vanilla base every week :) yours look beautiful!

    xxx

    www.shopanouk.com

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