Election Day Cake Stall Cupcakes

Election Day Cake Stall

Election Day Cake Stall

My daughters go to a wonderful little school. And even though I can’t stay behind and help with reading, or help in class, I can make cakes.

So whenever there is a fundraiser for the school, I will normally be in the kitchen baking away.

So this fundraiser I made some simple chocolate cupcakes, with a buttercream swirl, Cadbury’s large chocolate buttons, and some all important glitter. And the school were selling these at $3.50 a cupcake.

After I made them, I decided to make my Mum’s favourite cupcakes, which are these.

My Mum's favourite

My Mum’s favourite

Ironically they took longer than the school ones. My girls love making these, and more often than not will have glitter almost everywhere, except on the cupcakes!!

I live across the road from a private caterer, she makes the most wonderful food, and amazing pastries. However on this day she popped around and asked if I could make her some pigs for a birthday cake that she had an order for.

Fondant pigs

Fondant pigs

Now some of you would remember that I had made 2 pig cakes previously. And each time I make my little piggy’s they just get better, and better. And it was a very unique experience to just sit there and make the decoration without having to do any of the baking or decorating. So I took my time, and made sure the details were just right.

The difference between the pigs above and the pigs in the swimming pool cake are huge. It definitely shows, that my techniques, and attention to detail, are improving on each cake that I make.

I wonder what I will make next?

Until next time, happy baking 🙂

Classic Cupcakes

© Hollipops Cakes 2012 - Classic Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get the urge to bake. And yesterday was one of those days.

I did a little prep in the morning with the glitter work. However I didn’t start the cupcakes until about 6.30pm.

We had Big Bang Theory on the television and I sat at our table, and played with decoration. This isn’t an order, these are just for us.

I will take some up to Mum & Dads today, and I may give a couple to my next door neighbours, but the rest are ours.

The pink cupcakes have vanilla buttercream and the others are chocolate buttercream.

© Hollipops Cakes 2012 - Classic Cupcakes

I purchased these cups and saucers from a second-hand shop yesterday, I thought they might look good with the cakes. So I took some photos this morning, and I’m really impressed how they’ve come out.

I just need to be on the look out for a teapot now that has the white and gold colouring, personally I think that by keeping the accessories to a minimum – especially in colour, it shows off the cupcakes better.

My brother is teaching me all about ‘using the light,’ in photos, and all I thought I had to do was bake. I am slowly learning – and these photos are definitely going down the right path.

© Hollipops Cakes 2012 - Classic Cupcake Tower

My plans today, are to continue in the design of the autumn cupcakes – which ideally I want finished, baked & decorated by Wednesday – Thursday at the latest.

And to start the wedding cake flowers, so lots of things to keep me out of trouble.