Cupcakes for Kelly’s Book Club Meeting

These colorful cupcakes and little party favors were done for my friend Kelly. She was hosting a monthly book club meeting for her girlfriends at her house and wanted something special. The occasion also included the birthday celebration of 6 of the participants. Most of the cupcakes were decorated with a single colorful sugar paste flower in pink, orange or yellow. Some I added a butterfly and 6 were the special birthday cupcakes that I topped with candles and name initials. The cupcake flavors were the ever popular yellow cupcake filled with dulce de leche and frosted with vanilla italian merengue buttercream, lemon cupcake with lemon curd filling frosted with lemon italian merengue buttercream and coconut cupcake with pineapple filling topped with cream cheese frosting and coconut flakes.The favor little boxes contained the famous, at least to most Brazilians, sweet treat called brigadeiro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigadeiro) which is a mixture of cooked condensed milk and chocolate rolled in to small rounds and coved with chocolate vermicelli.

 

 

Green, Lace and Flowers

I’m always honored to do wedding cakes and it’s a feeling that never gets old to me. Rori and Alan’s cake was no exception. Rori had a picture of a cake she liked so I used that as a spring board to design hers. She wanted green, her favorite color, she liked lace and flowers so I incorporated all of them in my design. For the flavors, she knew what she liked and also wanted variety. To accommodate that I made the bottom tier chocolate hazelnut, the middle lemon, and the top spice. In  addition to the tiered cake, I made a 9″ coconut pineapple cake and a carrot cake. To add to the variety,  groom’s favorite pies were a great addition to the cake table.