Saturday, October 4, 2008

Good Golly Miss Molly!

Posted by kel @ sweet treats at 8:12 AM
Molly is turning three, and what better way to celebrate than with a whole lotta cupcakes.

Molly's mum stipulated that there had to be a lot of pink, and that there had to be butterflies incorporated in there too. I jumped at the chance to do some ultra girly cupcakes!
I created some vanilla cupcakes topped with raspberry buttercream, butterflies, blossoms and hand rolled fondant pearls for the birthday girl.

Happy birthday Molly!

14 comments on "Good Golly Miss Molly!"

Em on Saturday, 04 October, 2008 said...

These are gorgeous! I love your shiny fondant pearls :)
-BIP (Maternal!)

Anonymous said...

Kel, the cupcakes were a hit! The rasberry top was YUMMMMO. I will def. be calling on you again for any future need for treats! I hid them from Molly until it was time to light the candles - you should have seen her face.

Thanks again - you are a pleasure to deal with - Sheridan

Kristen on Sunday, 05 October, 2008 said...

Aw, they look AWESOME! Molly would have died when she saw those... can't wait to see some pics Sheridan!! Gorgeous!!

kel @ sweet treats on Sunday, 05 October, 2008 said...

Em - thanks! Rolling the pearls is somewhat theraputic, lol!

Sheridan - so glad you loved them! They were a pleasure to make :)

Kristen - thanks! :D

lisa_loves_cake said...

These are absolutely adorable Kel! How did you make the butterflies?

kel @ sweet treats on Sunday, 05 October, 2008 said...

Hey Lisa :)

I added some gum trag to fondant, rolled it out and cut them with a small wing cutter I have. Easy peasy, but they look so cute!

lisa_loves_cake said...

Did you get the cutter from Cake Deco? I love the shape of your butterflies better than the cutter I have!

kel @ sweet treats on Tuesday, 07 October, 2008 said...

Oooh good question!

I *think* it was from Cake Deco. It is a white plastic cutter with two wings that aren't joined, if that helps :)

lisa_loves_cake said...

That helps heaps thanks Kel...am going to Cake Deco on Saturday, so will keep en eye out for it - although that place is so packed it's hard to find anything in there!!

kel @ sweet treats on Wednesday, 08 October, 2008 said...

Oh tell me about it! I really wish they would get a bigger place because it's so cramped you're falling over everything. I love browsing but when it comes to finding something specific I have to spend ages asking them for things because I can't find anything myself. Does my head in.

Don't get me wrong, I love the place...but my goodness they need to expand.

lisa_loves_cake said...

Hi again Kel!! I bought some gum trag last week, but it didn't have instructions on the bottle, and I can't find anything on the net to tell me how much to add to pre-made fondant...how much do you add? TIA!

kel @ sweet treats on Monday, 20 October, 2008 said...

I use a product similar to gum trag called cellogen...my understanding is that you need less gum trag than cellogen. It depends how much fondant you're using, but I would say a tsp for 250g fondant? It's really a guess though (I'm terrible and don't measure anything haha!) You'll feel the fondant getting harder as you knead it in though, so add a little and add more if the fondant is still too soft.

Stephanie on Wednesday, 29 October, 2008 said...

Wow, where do find, or how do you make, such amazing decorations? :O

kel @ sweet treats on Wednesday, 29 October, 2008 said...

Hi Stephanie,

I made all of the decorations on these cupcakes - for the butterflies and flowers I used cutters, but I hand rolled the pearls myself.

 

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