I have Charlotte and Amelia to blame for my obsession with Guess. My pitiful collections of three bags and a wallet is nothing next to these two. Between them I'm fairly certain they have a fully stocked Guess store. Sigh. I should be so lucky.
For Amelia I created a mixture of chocolate, vanilla bean and lemon cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream. Amelia wanted some to be in pastels and some to be in bright colours.
Amelia's cutting cake was vanilla bean and was torted and crumb coated with chocolate buttercream.
I got to make use of my new toys - my stitching wheel, my Wilton letterpress and daisy centre mould. I love trying out new equipment!
The cupcakes were decorated with a mixture of fondant daisies and blossoms, ribbon roses, little high heels and handbags, butterflies and non-pareils. I used a plain round tip, a Wilton 1M and Loyal star tips in varying sizes.
Yesterday it was my dad's birthday so I managed to come up with a cake for him too (don't ask me how I squeezed this in!)
Dad's cake was vanilla bean which was torted and crumb coated with chocolate buttercream. It was coated with chocolate fondant and topped with chocolate dipped strawberries. I took it to lunch today in Ballarat where it was enjoyed by my other half, Dad, my sister and her boyfriend.
So...after 13 solid hours of caking on Friday and making the trek between Melbourne and Ballarat today, I'm well and truly exhausted.
Stay tuned - tomorrow Charlotte and I are going to Chocolate Rush at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We're booked in for a hands-on workshop in the afternoon so I will report back with a run-down of tomorrow's events! Can't wait!