Rather than cupcakes, Kelly asked for 18 iced chocolate brownies for her movie-buff son’s 18th birthday this week. Here are some of them. A strict monochrome palate adds to the theme. Chocolate overdose for al his family and friends.
Octavia asked me to make a cake to celebrate Tobias’s first birthday. She chose this giant cupcake with vanilla sponge inside and cheeky jungle characters in the buttercream topping. She was hoping for some wonderful photos as a memento of this very special day. She got them, and even better, the cake was not smashed to bits so she actually got to eat it!
Jess’s Nan has a big birthday today. We are not going to discuss numbers here. Anyway, Jess asked me to deliver 6 cupcakes, (3 coffee and walnut with delicious coffee mousseline topping and 3 vanilla with raspberry jam and topped with fresh raspberries) to help her Nan celebrate during lockdown. I piped some chocolate hearts and finished them off with a dusting of glitter before taking them round this afternoon.
Kelly’s dad is a serious digest biscuit addict (there are worse vices). It was his birthday this week and Kelly asked me to bake a batch of squidgy chocolate cupcakes each topped with a sugar (not real) digestive biscuit. Not that easy but after some playing around with sugar paste and colours I was quite pleased with the finished result. Not a real biscuit in sight!
It is a significant birthday for Derek today and as it has fallen during another’s period of lockdown, a box of cupcakes to share with friends on the doorstep seems the best solution. Derek loves his golf and has just bought a magnificent new BMW which is his pride and joy (after his wife of course). So I have personalised six squidgy chocolate and six zingy lemon cakes for the big day. Have fun Derek.
These little chaps are fun and make an ideal Christmas cheer up gift. Underneath the icing, half of these cupcakes are chocolate with ganache filling and half are lemon with zingy lemon curd, but they can be any flavour you like.
Mike has a big birthday today but we are in Lockdown again. No party allowed so Val wanted to surprise him with a box of cup cakes that could be left for his friends who would be dropping off cards and presents. They have just bought a motor home and Val wanted to theme the cakes accordingly. So here are a dozen elderflower and lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, each topped with a hand made sugar camper-van, complete with Mike’s initial and the registration plate. I left them outside for Mike to find this morning. Have a very happy day.
Val very kindly sent me this email almost before I had got home
Val is self isolating at the moment. She asked me to make and deliver half a dozen cupcakes to help her friend celebrate his 90th birthday. So I made these scrummy vanilla cakes filled with jam and topped with cream cheese frosting, fresh fruit and a chocolate leaf. Val wrote me a lovely thank you note this morning.
Jessica wanted to treat her friend for a lock-down birthday. So she requested a dozen of these cup cakes, each filled with a spoonful of cherries and topped with pretty pink buttercream and a little sprinkle of glitter. All delivered safely.