For my second ever cupcake commission I was asked to do something entirely different from the first. In fact, this was something that took me away from my comfort zone and tested my skills. I’m not very confident in my decorating skills but this was something that was all about the decorating.
This is what I ended up with:
I was asked to make Flying Spaghetti Monster cupcakes. The sponge is honey and spice flavoured. I wanted something that would look a little bit like sauce. The icing is just simple vanilla buttercream.
I am very happy with how they turned out. I think I did a good job, not to blow my own trumpet or anything. To say I wasn’t confident I think they turned out well. The person I made them for was extremely happy and that’s all that matters .
Sometimes I just fancy baking something delicious and a little bit special for no reason whatsoever. A few weeks back, this is what I came up with:
I used orange zest and juice from the same orange in the sponge. I then filled the cakes with a white chocolate and cream mix. I finished off with orange flavoured butter cream. I used flavouring because I figured using the juice would make it too runny.
But they turned out perfect.
One day I decided I wanted to make something that looked really good.
I found the idea on this post over at rufflesandstuff. It is so simple to make, but it looks super effective so I wanted to try it for myself. I went to a local charity book shop and looked for the prettiest book I could find. I ended up with The Silmarillion by Tolkien. I felt quite bad about that, but it had such a beautiful cover.
I followed the instructions on the post. The only thing I would change is to make the hole in the cover after fitting the mechanism in. I found I was a little bit out so I had to extend the hole.
But it looks brilliant. I’m so happy with the result.
Though I now need to figure out what to do with these:
Laptop problems have meant I’ve not been able to post for a while. But while I’ve been down I’ve been baking and making away.
I have made these ones twice since I last posted. Once was for a Valentines Day gift and then again as a Mothers Day present.
The ones in the picture were for Mothers Day.
These are so simple to make but have the most amazing taste. They’re a burst of chocolate. They were made even more delicious because I used orange flavoured chocolate, which is the best chocolate taste ever.
I think I’m going to be making these many more times.