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Floral Cupcakes with Vintage Tea Cups

I was asked to create some new cupcake design based on vintage teacups for a wedding this weekend. The bride had been collecting vintage teacups and wanted cupcakes top sit inside each cup. Each cupcake was individually designed to match the cup and the cupcakes were all baked in gold cupcake cases to match the gold rims of the teacups.

Here they are set up at the venue.
Congratulations Melissa and Miguel!

Floral Cascade Wedding Cake

Floral cascade of ivory roses, white and green hydrangea flowers and buds.

Roses and Hydrangea Wedding Cake

Wedding cake with dusky pink and aubergine roses, white hydrangea flowers and butterflies.

Comvita Superfood Cupcakes

Manuka honey cupcakes sprinkled with bee pollen and topped with a fondant bee.

Manuka Honey and Bee Pollen Superfood Cupcake Recipe
For the cupcakes: 250g Butter unsalted, softened250g Golden caster sugar250g Self-raising flour sifted4 Eggs1tbsp Comvita UMF10+ Manuka Honey1tsp baking powder For the buttercream: 150g Caster sugar3 Eggs (whites only)250g Butter unsalted, softened1tsp Natural vanilla extract1tsp Yellow food colour1tbsp Bee Pollen to sprinkle
Method For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 180oC/fan oven 160oC, 350oF, gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper casesBeat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, then add the flour, baking powder and Comvita UMF10+ Manuka Honey and fold into the mixture. You can add a little milk if the mixture looks too dry.Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 20 minutes.
For the buttercream: Pour 50ml water and 125g caster sugar into a saucepan. Heat on the hob and stir until sugar dissolves. Br…

Brooch Wedding Cake

A four tier wedding cake with lace detail and pink satin bows finished with sparkly diamante brooches.

Vegetable Garden Birthday Cake

Vegetable Garden Birthday Cake
Vanilla bean sponge with vanilla bean syrup layered with vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry conserve.
The vegetable garden is made with buttercream 'grass', dark chocolate ganache 'soil' and marzipan carrots, aubergines, pumpkins, tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers and pea pods.

Lace wedding cake with purple roses

Wedding cake with sugar lace detail and purple sugar roses.

Lace wedding cake with ruffles and roses

Ruffles and Roses

Lace wedding cake with ivory roses and a layer of sugar ruffles.

Chocolate Rose Cake Pops

Dark chocolate roses with a rich chocolate cake truffle centre. Rose cake pops would make lovely wedding favours or would look beautiful displayed together as a cake pop bouquet centrepiece. 
Also available in milk and white chocolate and in a range of colours.

Lemon Curd Cupcakes

Lemon sponge cupcakes brushed with zesty lemon syrup with swirls of lemon curd buttercream,  topped with yellow fondant roses.

Blue Ombre Ruffles Cake

A blue ombre ruffle cake topped with a white chocolate boat. 
A cake to congratulate Josh who took part in the Queens Diamond Jubilee 1,000-boat flotilla on the Thames.

Jubilee Baking

Viennese WhirlsViennese whirls make a lovely Jubilee treat. I made half of mine with strawberry jam and half with raspberry jam. Delicious! 

Viennese Whirls (Adapted from a recipe by The Hairy Bikers )

Ingredients250g soft butter 50g icing sugar 250g flour 50g cornflour ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
 Filling100g butter 100g icing sugar plus ½ tsp for dusting ½ tsp vanilla bean paste 75g seedless raspberry or strawberry jam