Cupcakes and the City

15 Oct

My most recent batch of cupcakes were for the Rock My Wedding meet in London, last Friday, for any readers and sponsors. For those of you who don’t know, Rock My Wedding is literally the BEST. SITE. EVER. for anything wedding related. I follow it religiously! I thought I would be cheeky and ask if they would like any cupcakes for the event, and to my surprise they said yes!

Cue much excitement, and then head scratching as I pondered what cupcakes to make! In the end, and after much debate with Mr H (who pointed out that I had to get 50 odd cupcakes up to London, and bake them all in one day, and should therefore probably keep it simple..) I decided that I would make vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, and lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting, and then fancy them up with some gorgeous decoration.

At the last minute, I decided to make the lemon frosting almond-lemon, with the addition of sweet almond extract, something I’ve never tried before. The almond flavour really complemented the cake, and the lemon juice and zest in the frosting gave it a wonderful lift and stopped the topping from being too sweet.

For the vanilla cupcakes, I decided to decorate them in the RMW colours and style – baby blue polka dot! I used baby blue polka dot cases, and piped swirls of white frosting with blue edges, and topped with pearl dragees.

For the lemon cupcakes, I wanted to do something really bright and fun. I used purple cases and coloured the icing a pale yellow. I then topped them with rainbow sequins and ‘disco violet’ edible glitter. Be warned, it gets everywhere!!

I was so pleased with how they turned out. Luckily my brother Andrew agreed to be my assistant for the day, and very kindly helped me negotiate the London Underground with 6 boxes of cakes!

Definitely worth the effort, as they went down a treat. I love baking for others – it’s the best feeling seeing someone enjoy something you’ve made.

Until next time!

Rach xxx


5 Responses to “Cupcakes and the City”

  1. richard October 15, 2010 at 19:14 #

    hmmm yummy i love cupcakes !

  2. Wifey October 15, 2010 at 20:01 #

    Mmmm me too!! Fight you for ’em ;o) xxx

  3. Jenny October 21, 2010 at 19:04 #

    Seriously good cupcakes Rach! I wolfed down a glittery one it was heaven x

  4. Annabelle October 25, 2010 at 20:02 #

    Ooh! They look lovely. What tip did you use for the Lemon ones?? They look gorgeous. That’s how I wanna ice mine but can never do it! xx

    • cupcakesandglitter October 26, 2010 at 08:46 #

      Hi Annabelle, thank you! I use a large open star decorating tip, I think it’s Wilton No.2110 (1M).
      I find if the icing is softer then it turns out like the lemon ones, and if it’s not so soft then more like the blue ones, so it’s quite easy to change how it looks really. Hope that helps! xx

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