As the first post besides ‘about me’, I thought I should honour the whole brown and pink theme =) and pick a matching picture. For her wedding, my friend Sam requested these colours and had somewhat of a butterfly decor going, so I made these gumpaste/fondant toppers for her and Adrian. The homemade cupcakes were classic vanilla and chocolate flavours with vanilla and chocolate buttercream.
Just a little add on… it’s been a while since I posted this pic and I’ve had a lot of questions regarding how to make the flowers etc. Really easy actually! I used this sunflower cutter, and a sunflower center from here. For the butterfly I used this small butterfly plunger cutter and here’s a video on making the icing swirl. I’ll post a wee tutorial soon, but suffice it to say, they’re easy to make!
*Update: You can find the tutorial here.
Marian…. I LOVE the ‘butterfly and daisy” theme and they are absolutely amazing! The butterflies are stunning!
These cupcakes are beautiful!!!
Thanks Cindy and Rhonda!
Gorgeous cakes.How are the butterflies made?Thanks Chris
Wow! Everything on this website is truly amazing, you should be really proud of yourself to have become so skilled to produce pieces so fantastically beautiful. Well done and keep up the truly inspiring work. xxx
Kathy Schotte says
These a so nice, where did you get the butterfly cutter from? Can’t wait for the tutorial.
Thanks so much everyone!!
Kathy, I just added a link above to the butterfly cutter.
Gorgeous cupcakes! We had to include them in our girl cupcake collection!
I was wondering how you made your icing so perfect? I have experimented with piping the icing on, but it was not a big enough tip. I am most interested in the cupcapes that have what looks to be a thick dollop of icing on top that has smooth edges and a flat top. Sort of like what you see on Sprinkles or Ukrop’s cupcakes. Is it just a matter of putting a ton of buttercream on and then smoothing it until it achieves the desired result?
Sara, I would have to say yes! I don’t know for sure as I’ve never worked at Sprinkles or Ukrop’s but it looks like you would just use a small palette knife to smooth the icing down. Your icing can’t be too think or it won’t smooth over very well. Try your usual recipe out, and if it doesn’t smooth over well, thin out your icing with a bit of water and try again.
I loved loved loved these cupcakes! I have the same cutter but I never thought of using them this way. Thanks a lot! Your cupcakes are inspirational:)
So pretty!!! Are the flowers edible?
Debra; yes, they are made of gumpaste. So… let’s put it this way, it’s edible but I’ll never get a craving for gumpaste, that’s for sure!
very cute cupcakes! You have inspired me!
Jo Ann says
Cupcakes are a great idea for people to take home after a birthday party or wedding! Thank you for the butterfly cutter.Cakery Arts