Monday, 13 December 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Christmas Cakes

As we dig ourselves out of the snow and move steadily towards Christmas week I know the only sensible topic for the blog is Christmas Cakes.
For adult prechristmas parties designer cupcakes are definitely the right choice:not too big or small, can be eaten without a fork and plate, look divine and can match your theme or colour scheme, and yes they can be laced with alcohol if ordered from a specialist baker.

 These pretty things are actually a traditional vanilla cupcake- but the brief was for winter wonderland - so I used ice blue vanilla buttercream and a blue and white fondant topper with a royal icing snowlfake designs. The delight was in the 4 different textures - featherlight sponge, rich melting buttercream, soft and creamy fondant and a crack from the royal icing snowflake - beautiful
For children a smaller size fun cupcake is needed - these are the snowmen I made for the Kings Hill School Christmas Fete last weekend - Yes the snowman's head is all fondant -so they really pack a sugar hit- but kids need a bit of extra energy to sustain them till the end of term.
If you need any cakes for your Christmas Parties be sure to order by Friday 17th December - last cakes will be baked on Thursday 23rd for collection that day so phone 01732 843518 or text 07714 286911 or email

best wishes, Janet

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