Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Children's Cupcake Parties

I recently did my first children's cupcake party in Colerne, Near Chippenham and it was so much fun.
All the children (9 in total) really enjoyed it. They all got stuck in and made some really yummy cakes with lots of pretty decorations on them which they made themselves.

To start with I showed them how to colour the fondant icing ready to make the decorations and then I let them get creative and gave them some time to make what they wanted using lots of cutters.

The next step was to pass round the buttercream and squeeze some into a bowl so we could then add a flavour and a colour to it.

Once the buttercream was ready it was time to prepare the icing bag by cutting the bottom off it and adding a icing nozzle. Then it's the messy part.....putting the buttercream in the icing bag.

It was then time to start decorating the pre-baked cupcakes which I had previously made and finally decorate them.

Each child got to take 2 large and 2 bitesize cupcakes home in a gift box.
For this party I also did party bags which included;
  • cupcake cases
  • a nozzle and a
  • cutter

The party lasted for 1 1/2 hours and then it was time for me to tidy up.

If you would like more information on children's cupcake parties please visit my website where you can contact me. http://www.scrumptiousdelights.co.uk/

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Making a Fondant Teddy Bear

I have an order this weekend for 24 cupcakes for a naming ceremony. They have requested fondant teddy bears on each of the cupcakes and I have made the following and thought I would share with you how I did it;

Step 1: For cupcake toppers the bears are fairly small. Take a golf ball size ball of brown fondant mixed with a small bit of gumpaste. Split this in half; with one half, shape it in to a body for the bear.

Step 2: Take the second half of the fondant and tear off a small part for the arms and legs. Roll this into a sausage shape and cut into 4 equal parts then shape these into arms and legs and attach to the bears body. Use a small circle to make imprints on the bears feet.

Step 3: Gently press the body in using the tool pictured so that the head has somewhere to rest and won't fall off.

Step 4: With the final part of the fondant take off 1 small part which will form the muzzle and 2 smaller bits for the ears.

Step 5: Roll the bigger bit and shape into a circle for the head, then attach this to the body. Now it's time to make the muzzle, roll the small bit of fondant into a small ball and attach to the head, slightly flattening. Now using a nozzle make two markings for the mouth and a straight line down the middle.

Step 6: Make two indents for where the eyes will be and two for where the ears will be. Now make the ears as below and attach them (you may need to use some edible glue).

Step 7: With a sharp pair of scissors start cutting into the fondant for a shaggy beat effect.

Step 8: With a small bit of white and black fondant make the eyes and a button nose and here's the finished fondant bears.

I hope you all like them, I am baking the cakes on Friday night so will take some more photos then of the bears actually on the cupcakes and let you see!

For more of my cupcakes take a look at my website http://www.scrumptiousdelights.co.uk/

Rach x

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Busy Baking

Had a very busy day today baking birthday cupcakes and a large birthday cake.
For my brothers birthday I have made some piglet cupcakes and a large cake with a chainsaw and a mushroom on. I really enjoy making the toppers myself but it can be quite challenging at times. Here's a couple of photos of todays creations

 I have also made some golf cupcakes too for my uncles birthday as he's quite a keen golfer......

Rach x

Welcome to my Scrumptious Blog

Hi everyone and welcome,

My name's Rachael, I'm 26 and I've just set up my very own cupcake company in the beautiful village of Colerne, near Chippenham in Wiltshire.

Baking has been my passion for years and inspired by all the positive comments I get about my cakes from my lovely friends and family I decided to turn my hobby into a business! I already have a website - http://www.scrumptiousdelights.co.uk/ but thought a Blog would be a great way to interact with everyone and show off my latest creations.

If you love cakes (and who doesn't :-)) then pop by and say hello!

Look forward to hearing from you

Rachael xx