My lovely grandmother, Sal, celebrated her 90th birthday on Friday 25th June. My mum asked if I would make some cupcakes to celebrate the occasion, and I gladly complied. I used the usual recipe (Nigella's from How to be a Domestic Goddess), and again cheated by using the Cake Mate icing that comes in a pressurised can in white and pink. For some reason the icing didn't come out looking quite as nice as it did when I did the cuppies for DS2's 2nd birthday.
Mum was going to make roses to decorate the tops, so all I did was load the iced cupcakes into my Cupcake Courier (the first opportunity I have had to use it!), along with some sprinkles in case we needed them. At first Mum intended to do piped roses with royal icing because her plastic icing and gone a little dry, but she ended up only making one plastic icing rose plus some leaves, and bought some roses. I have icing tips - I really should have a go at making some piped roses one of these days. We didn't have enough flowers for the 18 cupcakes that my stand holds, so some cupcakes had just sprinkles on them (I used some pearlescent sprinkles in pink, white and yellow). The overall effect looked pretty, and they tasted good too! Thank you, Nigella!
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