Back to School: Celebration Cupcakes

September 17, 2007 at 10:07 am | Posted in around sydney, classes, cupcakes, sweet things | 25 Comments

celebration cupcakes

I took another course at Planet Cake in Balmain this weekend.  This time, the theme was “celebration cupcakes.”  Obviously, these are for celebrating something very girly!  They were a lot of fun to make…a little time-consuming, but really not very hard.

celebration cupcakes


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  1. they’re GORGEOUS!

  2. have you used fondant or marzipan dough for the decorations? these are truly beautiful cupcakes!

  3. Your cakes are stunning. I particularly like the one at the top with the pink and white weave pattern. What kind of icing did you use?

  4. Those cupcakes look wonderful! Is that fondant for the icing? That must have REALLY been time consuming!

  5. These are adorable!

  6. “a little time consuming but not very hard” she says… ok, I’ll shrivel back in my corner and weep..
    So pretty!

  7. melisser and Deborah– Thanks!

    insomnisnack, KJ and Lewis– I used fondant (which is also called rolled icing in Australia, I think), and the piping is done in simple royal icing. There’s a really thin coating of white chocolate ganache below the fondant, which glues it to the cupcake.

    baking soda– The time consuming parts were really just kneading the colors into the fondant and rollling it out. The decorating went pretty quickly.

  8. Now those are cupcakes I would enjoy receiving! Lovely!

  9. If I could make cupcakes like that, my daughter wouldn’t mind going back to school!

  10. Takes me back to my 5th birthday when the colour scheme was baby-pink and white – the cake, my dress, the decorations… fairy-tale-like.

    Great job, Steph.

  11. Now is this a celebration for the children going back to the fun and games (and learning) of school? Or a celebration for the moms who can now have time during the day for baking!? Haha, either way those cupcakes look gorgeous!!

  12. So adorable!

  13. They’re STUNNING!
    Too good to eat! =O

  14. I just found your blog – and what a treat to greet me! They look absolutely stunning!

  15. Oh wow, did you make those???? Amazing!

  16. The cups cakes are so heavenly… amazing piece of work..:D

  17. OMG!!! Your cupcakes are BEAUTIFUL! They are too pretty to eat.Great job!

  18. Your cakes are beautiful! And the pictutres are fantastic too.

  19. Hey Stephanie,
    Great job on the cupcakes! This is my first comment here and I also have a question for you. I am planning on making some cupcakes but need to buy some cupcake liners first. Can you tell me what size cupcake liner you used?

    Thx a bunch!

  20. Hi Trisha. I decorated these cupcakes in a class I took. We didn’t actually bake the cupcakes ourselves…they were baked for us before class, so we could just concentrate on the decorating. They were just regular sized cupcakes, but the liners were about 1/4″ taller than say the Reynolds ones you’d get at supermarket (if you are in US). They were about 2.5″ in diameter and 1.5″ tall. Any brand for a regular muffin/cupcake tin should work, though. Hope this helps.

  21. Thx Stephanie! That was helpful.

  22. If you don’t mind me asking….. which camera do you use? I just love your photos.

  23. Trisha–Thanks a lot! I just use a little point and shoot, a Nikon Coolpix S6. There’s a closeup function on it (I think it’s called a “macro” function, and probably most cameras like this have it) that I use for my photos. I try to get natural lighting and not use the flash. I have a teeny cheap tripod that helps steady the camera, b/c without the flash, the autofocus is also disabled. Then if I have any unintentional fuzziness, I clear it up with Photoshop.

  24. How cute these are!!!

  25. I love your site!!!! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. please let me know when you have new posts!!!!

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