Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flowers and Wedding Cupcakes

This week was pretty busy.  My son is out of (pre)school, and I was doing crazy prep for a wedding.  100 cupcakes, with gumpaste roses, calla lilies, and orchids.  Note to future self: do not leave flower making to the last minute.  But last minute madness aside, they turned out pretty, non?
The couple didn't want chocolate or lemon, which are pretty standard wedding cupcake flavours.  This was great, because it meant I got to get creative and try a lot of new flavours.  Which meant baking a lot of different cupcakes.  And therefore eating a lot of different cupcakes.  Like, several a day.  My life is hard; what can I say?

After some deliberation and a few tummy aches, the final round up was: Vanilla, Vanilla Caramel, Peaches and Cream, Marble, and Raspberry Coconut.   They were all topped with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream (the best icing of all time), popped into adorable sage cupcake wrappers, and topped with the variety of gumpaste flowers.

I hope everyone enjoyed them!  Congratulations Meghan and Brenda! 
 And much thanks to my new baking partner in crime, Maddi!


  1. Those are gorgeous, well done!

  2. Beautiful cupcakes...those flowers have to be the prettiest thing I've seen to ever adorn a cupcake!

  3. Gorgeous!! Love these cupcakes...the happy couple is so lucky to have these at their wedding! :)

  4. They look beautiful and sooo tasty! Good job x

  5. Those flowers are amazing. If you ever want to give a flower-making/decorating course, I'd be the first one to sign up!


  6. Thank you, Brilynn!

    Thanks, Monet. They were very time consuming-- especially the orchids-- but well worth it!

    Thanks, Sara! They seemed quite pleased! That makes it all worth while. :)

    Tammy-- thank you!!

    Angela-- I actually learned off youtube! Calla lilies are a lot simpler than they seem.

  7. The cupcakes are just beautiful, almost too pretty to eat, but I;m sure that they tasted wonderful.

  8. they look incredible! I'm about to search your site, and I really hope you have decorating tutorials on do you get the icing so pretty, not even the flowers, just the icing!

  9. What beautiful looking cucpakes!! Thumbs up!

  10. These are Beautiful!! Great Job!!

  11. beautiful cupcakes...perfect in every way!

  12. Thanks, Becky! i'm glad I wasn't there to witness the massacre.

    Megan-- that is an excellent idea! I'll post a tutorial soon :)

    Thanks, cooking gallery, pup, and debbie!!

  13. Oh wow. Those flowers are absolutely stunning!

  14. These are gorgeous! Makes me want to learn to make them! Thank you for sharing =).

  15. yummyyy!
    love cupcakes :)
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