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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Erin's 8th Birthday Cupcakes

Early September, my good friend Carmen asked me over dinner, to bake a bunch of cupcakes for her daughter's birthday celebration at school. I was delighted to have the opportunity to create something pretty for a lovely girl whom I've known since birth.

Erin's favourite colours are pink and lilac, so that was to be the main colours for the icing. I love to make girlie cupcakes as I do not have much chance to make it for my family since I have 4 sons ;)

Usually orders start with asking about preferences - cupcake flavours, birthday message, icing colours and decorations like flowers, leaves, stars. After gathering what Erin may like, I started to conceptualize what the cupcakes would look like. This may sound very old-fashioned but I like to draw out what the design will look like and I take time to ensure the colours all match.

Pretty Lilac icing with a small and large daisy

Demure Pink icing with a medium daisy and a letter

40 cupcakes for Erin's school celebration

I was glad to hear that the birthday girl loved the design and her classmates loved the cupcakes! :)