Wednesday, 30 September 2009

A cake for Kim

I recently treated myself to a copy of Lindy Smith's lovely book Cakes to Inspire and Desire, and I was definately inspired! The above is the latest result of that inspiration. It's a three layered lemon madeira cake with lemon buttericing, covered in home made Marshmallow Fondant and decorated with Marshmallow Fondant flowers and butterflies, edible silver and pearlised balls, and edible pink glitter - very girly!

This is my first time using Marshmallow Fondant, I'd read good things about it online, and despite being very sticky and messy to make it was definately worth the effort - the flavour is so much nicer than ordinary fondant.

Big cakes are not really my thing, but when one of your work friends has a birthday it has to be done :)

Happy Birthday Kimmy!


Thursday, 24 September 2009

Christmas is coming... no really, it is!

If, like me, you work for a printer that produces Christmas Cards (amongst other things), then Christmas is very much in the air at the moment. And what nicer image to grace the front of a Christmas Card than Christmas cupcakes? (Well I think so anyway.)

So, here they are, chocolate sponge, vanilla buttercream, and seasonal decorations. They took me ages to make as I hand-painted gold snow onto all the little Christmas trees, but they are so pretty it was worth it.

Once the cards are available to buy I'll add a link.


Sunday, 20 September 2009

Flower Cakes

I love some of the beautiful floral cakes that people like Sugarbloom and Eva Blixman have created. I need some more practice before I'm anywhere near that level, but here is my first go.

These are lemon cakes with lemon buttercream frosting, decorated with hand-made flowers, edible pearls and baby pink Edible Glitter.



Saturday, 19 September 2009

A cake is born...

Several months ago I saw a video on YouTube featuring some beautiful butterfly cupcakes, and decided to have a go. The response was fantastic and spurred me on to try more.

Since then the whole cupcake thing has become a bit of an obsession, and the feedback I have had, both from my trusty 'testers' and from friends and colleagues on Twitter and Facebook, has been overwhelming - people are now starting to ask me to do them for parties etc...

So I decided to take the whole cupcake thing more seriously, and Epiphany Cupcakes was born! Not a full-time venture, but evenings and weekends.

I thought a blog would be fun, so watch this space for new designs and updates on how it's going.