Rosewater Cupcakes Decorated with Real Roses

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Again, a very simple cupcake recipe, but with an extra touch on the decoration, which makes all the difference!

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Bake a basic vanilla cupcake, BUT instead of using Vanilla essence use Rosewater…

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Use any basic cupcake liners, BUT after baking use a nice cupcake wrapper. I used mine, that I made from cardboard paper bought from the Hobby Craft. Make sure the colours are matching…

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No need to make fancy cupcake toppers and decorations, just GO OUT and pick some wild roses, preferably the tiniest you can find…and VOILA!

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Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne Cream for Wedding Aniversary

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We had our 11th years of marriage celebration on 17th of November. Well, we didn’t do anything special really, but remembered our Day and eat cakes of course 🙂

I made these festive strawberry cupcakes with lots of fresh strawberries and frosted with champagne cream. Yummmmmm….. The kids obviously had the cupcakes without the cream.

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I tried out two more decoration styles on the same cupcake. Love my new, colourful cupcake wrappers and I find it very inspiring so that’s why 🙂

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Think Blue :-)

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I had to use up my leftover blue chocolate cream from last week’s Wild Rose project. I also had leftover decorations, like pink and white fondant roses that I had to use before they would go bad. Would have been a waist which I can not let happen, my everyday motto being “We are not waisting any food. Ever!”

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This being said, it just happened to have in the kitchen cupboard a box of cake mix (yes, not like me at all, because I don’t like them!), so I quickly baked it and in no time at all I had 7 cupcakes on my table today. It was very convenient for what I had in mind.

I swirled the blue cream on them and decorated the cupcakes with my decorations, and VOILA!

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And, this little guy down here, has a fragile chocolate butterfly on top. I melted a little dark chocolate, put it in a piping bag, and using a small tip I made this butterfly on a piece of baking paper, then put it in the freezer to get hard again.

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Madeira cakes

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Last week I’ve bought some Madeira cakes to try out something. I cut these two little portions out with a round cutter, I soaked the cakes with Rum and filled with some Nutella. It came out nice. But the main reason for doing this was to make the cake little less boring taste-wise. I wanted to try out this decoration, to cover the little cakes and didn’t want to just use a plain sponge. For decorating first I covered it with a layer of marzipan and then with the sugar paste.