Cup Cake Tastic

25 Mar


It was one of those moments where the landline, mobile phone and doorbell go at the same time.  In an effort to try and get to everyone you speak before your brain engages….. and well… one of the calls was from my sister in law asking if I would mind baking a few cupcakes for my Nieces 21st… Famous last words….”of course not… I would love to….” …..” so how many? …… “Oh about 100” was the response… Oh C**p…. oh well what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….. and believe me I have a new found a new appreciation of little cupcakeries! But if I am tiny bit honest… I loved doing it and the look on my sister in laws and Nieces faces when I delivered them was worth 4000 cupcakes….

My only brief was that they needed to have a “K” for the birthday girls initial and the colour theme of cream and gold!!!  So here is two days of creativity in the kitchen condensed into a few shots…. of my first, and likely last, attempt at breaking into the Cup Cake empire :-).

Step 1 – Making the cupcakes (and thank god for my KitchenAid)


….2 dozen at a time……


Step 2 – Recalling my primary school skills of cutting out play doh….

Using highly sophisticated (blunt) play doh cookie cutters…. which mixed with fondant and a 27 degree day nearly caused a few swear words to be emitted…..


Step 3 – All hail edible gold paint…. and a steady hand

I promise this was not nail varnish…. although given I cannot remove from the tupperware or the paint brush I am wondering!



Step 4 – Cue the Butterfly Stamp

Courtesy of a butterfly stamp….possibly the best $5 I have ever spent……… 130 perfectly formed butterflies……




Step 5 – Presentation ( thanks to my hubby for constructing the boxes!)

Boxed and bowed……




Step 6 – And Breath…..

Meanwhile on with the colourful adventure…………… x


Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Cookery


Tags: , , , , ,

14 responses to “Cup Cake Tastic

  1. Cate

    March 25, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Amazing, BCD – best aunty award for you, my friend! They look fantastic, I can see why the birthday girl and her Mum were so happy with them. My birthday is in July if you’re taking orders… 😉

    • birdcagedesign

      March 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Always happy to make a little sparkles cup cake for sparks!

  2. This Sydney Life

    March 25, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Ummm – BCD, I think you have found your calling. WOW! What a legend you are… After Sparks, my birthday is in October. Just saying…

  3. marsellaj

    March 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Now that is LOVE, lucky niece!

  4. Terri at Time To Be Inspired

    March 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    The cupcakes are adorable, and the packaging makes them look even more special! Lucky neice.

  5. Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine

    March 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    You are a force of nature! I have made 24 at once, but to keep going to 100 would be a tall order. These are beautiful, and I wish I were biting into one right now.

    • birdcagedesign

      March 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      The first 24 are the hardest, once you have got past that and get into a routine it is not that bad…. they did taste good!

  6. twoblackdoggies

    March 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Can’t say enough good things about your efforts, they look fabulous and I bet that they were very yummy 🙂

  7. Hidden Passions

    April 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Whoaaa.. amazing. Love your creativity on these 🙂


Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: