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Tiffany cupcakes

Tiffany cupcakes

A client wanted Tiffany themed cupcakes that had a bit of “bling”.

I achieved the look by covering chocolate cupcakes with ganache and fondant then adding fondant bows. The bracelets, chains, hearts and keys were piped in grey royal icing then painted with an edible metallic silver food paint. To make the chains really sparkle I then painted them with edible silver glitter. I apply the glitter by mixing it with a small amount of vodka. I was really happy with the end result and added a few variations with brush embroidery style royal icing decoration.

The cupcakes looked amazing on the night and the glitter really caught the light making the chains look like really sparkly silver jewelry.

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Cookie Monster cupcakes

These were an experiment making cookie monster cupcakes. I used Koolmints for the eyes with a dab of black gel food colouring for pupils. The biscuits are shop bought mini choc chip cookies. The “fur” is piped in buttercream using a grass/fur piping tip. It was difficult getting the right colour as the icing darkened up quickly in the heat as the butter began to melt, (buttercream on a 40 degree Celsius day in Western Australia is always going to have issues),  I added more sugar and the mix lightened up too quickly as more air was incorporated. If it’s a hot day I would recommend using royal icing instead of buttercream and ensuring that the cupcake mixture and the fillings are not too sweet. Koolmints work really well for the eyes but do have a very strong flavour so remember to ensure the cake and filling will work with a mint flavour. Overall these were very fast to decorate and very easy. I recommend getting a grass/fur piping tip they have a lot of uses and make decorating a textured finish really quick. If you make these with Koolmints keep in mind that they will not be suitable for small children as the mints could be a choking hazard.
cookie monster cupcakes

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