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Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream- Recipe

Gingerbread Cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream- Recipe

Here is my recipe for delicious gingerbread cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream. This is one of my families favourite Christmas treats. Perfect for Christmas Eve!
Gingerbread Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Makes 12

145g flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
100g granulated sugar
1 egg
110g black treacle
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
125ml buttermilk

White chocolate buttercream

150g butter
150g icing sugar
100g double cream
200g white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 160°c. Whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, egg, black treacle, butter, oil, and buttermilk. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and whisk until just combined.

2. Divide the batter into cupcake cases and bake until just set and a toothpick inserted…

Red Rose Christmas Wedding Cake + Snowflake Cupcakes

Red Rose Christmas Wedding Cake
A 4-tier wedding cake with a glittery gold finish and piped scroll detail, topped with red sugar roses. delivered to Low Wood Bay today for the wedding of Claire and Simon. Congratulations to you both!
Snowflake Cupcakes
Snowflake cupcakes delivered to Low Wood Bay for their annual 'Spirit of Christmas' event. Where elderly guests from the local community enjoy Christmas festivities and afternoon tea. It was lovely to be involved with this very special event this year!

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

For the first time a blend of two colours has been chosen as Pantone's colour of the year. Rose Quartz and Serenity have been chosen as the PANTONE Colour of the Year.

Pantone explains 'Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and even in turbulent times.' 

I'm looking forward to combining serenity and rose quartz in some of my new wedding cake designs. The colours are perfect for weddings!

Wedding Cake with cascading roses and wisteria sugar flowers.

Wedding Cake with cascading roses and wisteria sugar flowers edged with lace.

Party Cakes Magazine- Fairytale Ballerina Cake

Party Cakes Guide is ON SALE NOW! To get your copy go to, call  01778 395162 or buy in selected WHSmith stores, local newsagents and cake craft shops.

Here is my new project which is featured in the magazine. The cake was inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet 'Waltz of the snowflakes'. Inside the magazine you will find a full step by step tutorial for creating this cake. 

The design features dancing ballerinas with snowflake tutus, falling snow and a tier of blue and white ruffled tutus.

Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial in the magazine. 

Photography by Melissa Beattie Photography

Coastal Styled Shoot

Beautiful photos by Jo Bradbury Wedding Photographer from a recent coastal styled shoot at Rampside. Take a look at Jo’s page for more beautiful photos from the shoot. Wedding Cake by Sugar Ruffles Grey Tulle Skirt by Netties handmade tutus
Models -Lara and David Hair by Zara Rigg at Helen Gee Hairdressing

Vintage Birthday Cake

A vintage birthday cake decorated with lace, cameo and sugar flowers.  Happy Birthday Laura!

Grey ombre wedding cake with pink ruffle flowers

Grey ombre wedding cake with pink ruffle flowers delivered to Inn on the Lake for the wedding of Tracey and Celina.
Flavours- Top tier- gluten free caramel, middle tier- white chocolate and passion fruit, bottom tier-chocolate. 
Congratulations to you both!

Top 50 UK Wedding Cake Designers

I'm very proud that Sugar Ruffles has been named one of the top 50 U.K wedding cake designers 2015.
Thank you to Gohenfor such lovely words "Charlotte Tyson and her team at Sugar Ruffles create spectacular cakes that are fitting centerpieces for what after all is the most important day of the couple’s lives. This is most certainly in evidence when looking at the painstaking artistry that goes into every single design. This really is a designer who continues to strive for and deliver cake perfection." 
You can read the full article here.

Green Wedding Cupcake Tower

Wedding cupcake tower by Sugar Ruffles delivered to Broadoaks Country House Hotel for the wedding of Emily and Richard. Congratulations to you both!
A 2-tier wedding cake with cascading sugar roses and hydrangeas. Flavours- Top tier- carrot, bottom tier- chocolate. Along with cupcakes topped with lace, sugar roses and piped swiss dots. Favours- carrot cake, chocolate, summer berries and white chocolate & passionfruit.

Wedding cake with cascading ivory, lilac and aubergine roses

A 4-tier wedding cake with cascading sugar roses in ivory, aubergine and lilac, delivered to Low Wood Bay Hotel. Flavours- chocolate, white chocolate and passionfruit, zesty lemon and vanilla bean. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Lace wedding cake with roses between tiers

Lace wedding cake with ivory and dusky pink sugar roses between the tiers. Delivered to Inn on the Lake. Congratulations to the happy couple! Flavours- Top tier- rich fruit cake, 2nd tier- chocolate, 3rd tier- zesty lemon, Bottom tier- vanilla bean.

Lace wedding cake with cascading purple roses

Lace wedding cake with cascading sugar roses in different shades of purple delivered to The Daffodil Hotel & Spa for the wedding of Kelly and Michael. Congratulations to you both! Flavours- Top tier- caramel, 2nd tier- zesty lemon, 3rd tier- chocolate, Bottom tier- vanilla bean.

Wedding Cupcake Tower

Wedding cupcake tower delivered to The Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge. A delicious mix of favours-vanilla bean, summer berries, white chocolate and passionfruit and zesty lemon. Topped with pink and white sugar roses.

Whimsical Forest Wedding Cake

A whimsical forest themed wedding cake delivered to The Netherwood Hotel, Grange-Over-Sands. 6 tiers of ombre turquoise blue with a whimsical tree, purple and yellow flowers & butterflies. 

Sunflower Wedding Cake

Wedding cake with sugar sunflowers, yellow stripes and cobalt blue ribbon delivered to Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.

I received such a lovely thank you email from the bride and groom after the wedding.
"Thank you so very much for the stunning cake and favours. I had to hide some of the cake from the guests as all enjoyed it so much. Thank you so very much Michelle & David" 

Petal ruffle wedding cake with hydrangea flowers

Wedding cake with petal ruffles and hydrangea flowers delivered to Grange Hotel today for the wedding of Joanne and Ben, along with hydrangea topped iced biscuit favours for each guest. 

Grey Ombre Ruffle Wedding Cake

A 2-tier version of our popular grey ombre ruffle design delivered to The Royal Hotel, Kirkby Lonsdale today. 
Flavours- Top tier- summer berries, bottom tier- chocolate orange truffle.
Congratulations to the happy couple!

Yellow Wedding Cake

Wedding cake with petal ruffles, piped swiss dots and cascading yellow sugar roses and freesia. Delivered to Inn on the lake today for the wedding of Charlotte and Matt. Congratulations to you both!

Petal Ruffle Wedding Cake

Wedding cake with petal ruffles, yellow and pink roses and blue hydrangea sugar flowers. Delivered to Inn on the Lake for the wedding of Tori and Neil. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Lace wedding cake with blush roses

A 4-tier lace wedding cake with blush sugar roses delivered to Grange Hotel, Grange-over-sands today for the wedding of Carrie and Rhys. Congratulations to you both!
The flavours of this cake were- Top tier- carrot, 2nd Tier- caramel, 3rd tier- chocolate orange truffle, bottom tier- vanilla bean.

Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers-The fashion inspiration issue

Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers- The fashion inspiration issue
As a regular contributor to Cake Craft Guides- Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers Magazine and Party Cakes Magazine, I was very excited to hear the theme for issue 24. The issue is all about fashion inspired cakes!                                      I was given the task of designing a cake inspired by a Zuhair Murad gown. After looking through some wedding gowns, I quickly found a gown that I loved! Zuhair Murad's 'Tiana' gown with its sequins and floral embellishments became my design inspiration.
Here is a look at my initial design and notes for the wedding cake design.
Here is the completed design, beautifully photographed by Melissa Beattie photography. The design features sequins, chocolate jewels and embellished flowers.
The new issue which is available at to purchase here features my step-by-step tutorial for how to make this cake, including instructions for how to create your own …

Ivory Lace Wedding Cake

Lace wedding cake with ivory sugar flowers delivered to Swan Hotel and Spa, Newby Bridge for the wedding of Lindsay and Mike.
 Embossed lace with sugar rose and hydrangea flowers.

New Designs- Part 2

Here are some more new designs from the past few weeks.

A fairytale wedding cake delivered to Grange Hotel, featuring a fairy tale castle 'and they lived happily ever after', sparkly blossoms and sugar roses. 

A 2-tier hydrangea cascade wedding cake delivered to The Samling Hotel. 

A dessert table with cupcake tower, malteser trees, chocolate rose cake pops and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to Storrs Hall.

A brooch and lace embellished wedding cake delivered to Grange Hotel.

A naked wedding cake with cascading sugar flowers delivered to a wedding tipi at Grubbins Point.

An ivory and white wedding cake with piping and sugar flowers delivered to Silverholme Manor, Graithwaite Estate.

An ivory and white lace wedding cake delivered to Grange Hotel. 

A ruffle wedding cake with ivory roses and large pink open peony sugar flowers delivered to Leighton Hall.

A crown wedding cake delivered to Inn on the Lake.

A pink floral cascade wedding cake with custom designed lace embellished wit…