Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cupcake Fancy



This cupcake was a birthday surprise last week for our little friend Ann Welch.






Earlier this year AW's talented mommy, Montgomery area photographer Allison Hilyer, beautifully captured the fun of Mary Ashley's cupcake baking birthday party. So I wanted to return the favor by making a cake or cupcakes for Ann Welch.






These strawberry cupcakes were topped with swirls of buttercream icing piped on with a large star tip. Then with a smaller star tip, I added swirls of turquoise icing. To make the rose toppers, I rolled pink Wilton fondant out thin, cut it into strips and rolled it. For the final icing details, I used a v-shaped tip to pipe three leaves around each rose and used a small round tip to add the zigzag of icing around the rim. Green Wilton candy pearls tucked into the turquoise icing add the final touch.






Happy Birthday, Ann Welch!




Still to come this week, a holiday giveaway.



11 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, I have no idea what is going on (mabye it's my computer or blogger or the storage place for your pics), but I can't get your pictures to load!

Can you see them? I even tried refreshing the page. I know it's adorable, so I will try to stop by again.

XO,

Sheila

Anonymous said...

Sheila, They aren't on my computer either. I will come back and visit later.

Debbi

Anonymous said...

I can't see them either!

Sallyford said...

no pics! :(

Melissa Lester said...

This is so strange. I could see the photos on my mainframe, but not on my iPad. So I have deleted the photos I uploaded from Picasa and manually uploaded them from Blogger. I hope this works!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

I can see them. They were so YUMMY! Thank you!!

Deborah said...

Those are just beautiful. You have quite a talent.

Sharon Ward said...

Melissa, these look too good to eat. They are beautiful just like all your talented decorating skills. And being that they are strawberry is like "icing on the [cup]cake."

Jennifer Driver said...

Those are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

So Pretty! You do such a great job!
-Shana

NYC Cake Decorators said...

Love the color combinations and the ribbon roses are adorable.

Dina

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