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« on: February 03, 2013 03:37:08 PM »

These are just various cupcakes I've done for parties and such over the last while.  Most of them are frosted with buttercream and embellished with fondant, marzipan or sugarpaste flowers/shapes.  
















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These cupcakes look absolutely delicious... Tongue
Did you make the flowers yourself?
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 10:07:17 AM »

Yes, I made them from fondant or sugarpaste shaped into flower shapes rather than piped. I still don't know how to pipe flowers, that's on my to-learn list!
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013 01:15:38 PM »

Wow! That puts my cupcakes to shame! I hope you're a professional baker!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013 01:14:47 PM »

Aw thank you, but no I don't do it professionally at all, I would be afraid it might take the fun out of it if I did!  I just do it as a hobby, I got into it sort of by accident, I was never really interested in sugarcraft until recently.  

My grandmother was a professional cake maker, and she used to make the most insane cakes, mostly for weddings and kids' birthdays. She stopped doing it a very long time ago, and she recently sent me some of her books and a tin of little odds and ends she used to use, so I decided to have a go and ended up addicted!  

This pic has icing flowers that she made over 30 years ago - still intact, they were in the tin she gave me! Hers totally put mine to shame...

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013 01:36:22 PM »

Those are really beautiful!  How nice that your grandmother encouraged you to follow in her footsteps. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013 05:10:04 PM »

It is, I've a way to go before I'm anywhere near as good as she was, but I think she's happy that someone from the family has taken an interest in something that was once her passion Smiley
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