Sunday, 17 June 2012

Crazy Coloured Sweet Encrusted Cupcakes

Crazy Coloured Sweet Encrusted Cupcakes


A while ago, a friend of a friend asked me to do some cupcakes for his son's birthday party. The brief was something suitable for boys. Turns out he actually fancied monsters! After making these, my friend Sarah saw the pictures and decided she wanted some custom made cakes for her son's confirmation party. His brief? Lots of different colours. There were going to be lots of children at the party, so she asked me to do a mixture of cakes suitable for girls and boys.

So here we have it. Inspired only by a trip to the Mr Simms Sweet Shop in Bolton, and a few things I already had hidden in my box f tricks. No two cakes are exactly the same. 

I created these by making 24 plain vanilla cupcakes (use your favourite recipe) and two quantities of vanilla buttercream frosting. I then split the buttercream in four and dyed them different colours. I then used a variety of piping techniques using grass, rose, round and star piping nozzles. I also dipped some in bright sherbets. The sweets I bought included popping candy, laces, chewy sweets, cables, multicoloured rats (!) and chocolate shapes. 

They were great fun to make and I was lucky enough to be given 10/10 from the man of the moment. Robbie and his siblings spent the evening deciding which ones they were planning on devouring first, but I am assured they all made it in one piece until the party this afternoon. I accept no responsibility for a herd of children who will be on the ceiling at bedtime tonight...

Please leave your thoughts and comments below x

18 comments:

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    1. Thank you! I'm no professional, I just like playing with buttercream and sweets!

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    2. I will prepare my brief!

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    3. I can see this being a good one!!!

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  2. Brilliant, I love the bright colours and variety of styles.

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  3. These look amazing...I love all the different colours...I'd love to receive a box of these myself! :-)

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  4. Wowo.... I love these... so colourful and gorgeous! Can you run a decorating course so I can learn too?

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    1. I'd love to! I'm just not sure that anyone would come!

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  5. Thanks ladies! A lot of love goes into each little cake!

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  6. I'd come! They're amazing- well done you. Busy weekend!

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  7. I'd come! They're amazing- well done you. Busy weekend!

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  8. These look amazing!! Love the colours and the sweets. I'm not surprised you got a 10/10, can I give you an 11/10? :)

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    1. Haha thanks! His sister is already writing her brief for me!

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  9. The kids must have love them! The look too nice to eat. Great decorating skills!

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    1. Oh they loved them! Thank you very much! x

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  10. Very luvly cupcakes. Can I have some?
    Oh, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

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    1. Haha I think the kiddies I make them for demolished them in about 20 seconds flat!
      Thanks very much for the nomination!

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    2. Oh! I can imagine that!

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