Looks a little like this…
Yumminess… that usually starts around 3am! Ouch!
Sometimes a little later if I’m lucky. I’m still baking the morning of the event to ensure the greatest quality baked good. I want my cakes and cupcakes fresh, moist, and smelling AMAZING.
I’ll continue to bake the “day of” as best as I can until I can’t humanly wake up earlier or legitimately don’t have enough hours in a Saturday to get cupcakes finished.
I want fluffy frosting and soft, moist cake! Plus, folks always have a few cupcakes left over and I want them to have an extra day of freshness. The only things I’ll make in advance are the fillers and marshmallow fondant toppers. Fillers store great as long as they are sealed and keep in the fridge and if sealed carefully, marshmallow fondant toppers can last for weeks! Just don’t put those in the fridge, because condensation will leave watermarks on your toppers.
Jaime Martini’s sister just celebrated her engagement the other weekend. The happy couple had a color-theme of bright pink and a summery orange. Jaime needed flowers and “E”s!
I made little mini roses out of rolled fondant for the chocolate with dark chocolate frosting cupcakes…
Piped pretty, bright pink “E”s on the vanilla and vanilla cupcakes…
You know I love these “E”s. My favorite letter besides “M”. I added a little flower or two to each cupcake which really soften the “E”s and brought everything together.
Super cute! I don’t have a chance to pipe very often, but LOVE it when I have an order that needs it.
Piping is so much fun!
And, I couldn’t have forgotten a few sweet “e” monogram toppers in pink…
… and orange for the fresh strawberry puree cupcakes with strawberry buttercream frosting! You can’t really tell in these pictures, but the bottom piece was also embossed in a flowery pattern just to emphasis Jaime’s party theme.
Ekk, more flowers! Not only are there little flowers on top of the cupcakes below, but the piped frosting also looks like big flowers. Jaime also wanted a new flavor combination! I recommended a dozen of my Guinness chocolate cupcakes with Jameson ganache filling and Bailey’s buttercream.
Perfectly fitting since I met Jaime through our mutual fabulous friend, Heather who works for Southern Wine and Spirits and who attended Jaime’s sister’s engagement party as well.
I decided to add a few more roses here and there. I wanted the cupcakes to look like ever-growing gardens… and alive.
So sweet! Jaime, I’m super happy for your sister and family. Weddings are so much fun and you guys must be thrilled. Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of your special day… as always! You’re the best!
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