You've heard it once from me before and you'll hear it again, I love decorating cakes or cupcakes for little girls. What's not to love about candy floss pinks, tiffany blues, sunshine yellow and so many more shades of pink?
You really don't have to twist my arm to come up with ideas for a girl's party. So when I was asked if I could make cupcakes for a little girl turning 1... oh YEAH! A was planning a Princess themed party for her little princess turning 1 and I was more than happy to help. She liked the marbled effect for the cupcakes like the ones I did for my daughter's cupcake tower when she had her 2nd birthday party. At first I was a little hesitant as it's easy to make sure the portions are right for a standard sized cupcake but for a mini it is a bit more challenging to get it right. I have to put 3 portions of batter into that tiny paper liner and we don't want to put too much otherwise the cupcake will swell too high and it'd look odd among it's fellow cupcakers.
I don't know, I just want the cupcakes to be as uniform in size as possible. I decided to give it a go in the end and there were some that were slightly overfilled but they weren't too obvious so they got in line just fine.
Here they are just swirled and waiting to be baked.
Fresh out of the oven
It looks so pretty inside, I just want to eat it! Actually I did.
I topped them with little fondant blossoms cut using the PME Flower Plunger Cutter. These little babies are a pleasure to use as the spring function allows you to push out the flowers after they are cut instead of using another thin implement to try to push them out and sometimes when you do that, you get odd little marks on the flowers which I hate.
To complete the whole Princess theme, I made a little Tiara with diamente and a little scepter/wand for the birthday girl. Unfortunately I did not manage to get a picture of both the Tiara or the little scepter/wand but you can see it in the picture below that A kindly sent me. A rented the cupcake stand from me and arranged the lovely display even though I am sure she must have been quite busy getting the paty ready.
A better picture of what the tiara would look like is below which was made by a friend from my cake decorating class:
The Tiara is actually extremely delicate as A will attest to.
Here's the birthday girl enjoying her cake. I couldn't resist, she just looks so adorable!
More cake please?