• Emma Stergoulis Design

Cup Cake Tastic


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It was one of those moments where the landline, mobile phone and doorbell go at the same time.  In an effort to try and get to everyone you speak before your brain engages….. and well… one of the calls was from my sister in law asking if I would mind baking a few cupcakes for my Nieces 21st… Famous last words….”of course not… I would love to….” …..” so how many? …… “Oh about 100” was the response… Oh C**p…. oh well what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….. and believe me I have a new found a new appreciation of little cupcakeries! But if I am tiny bit honest… I loved doing it and the look on my sister in laws and Nieces faces when I delivered them was worth 4000 cupcakes….

My only brief was that they needed to have a “K” for the birthday girls initial and the colour theme of cream and gold!!!  So here is two days of creativity in the kitchen condensed into a few shots…. of my first, and likely last, attempt at breaking into the Cup Cake empire :-).

Step 1 – Making the cupcakes (and thank god for my KitchenAid)


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….2 dozen at a time……


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Step 2 – Recalling my primary school skills of cutting out play doh….

Using highly sophisticated (blunt) play doh cookie cutters…. which mixed with fondant and a 27 degree day nearly caused a few swear words to be emitted…..


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Step 3 – All hail edible gold paint…. and a steady hand

I promise this was not nail varnish…. although given I cannot remove from the tupperware or the paint brush I am wondering!


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Step 4 – Cue the Butterfly Stamp

Courtesy of a butterfly stamp….possibly the best $5 I have ever spent……… 130 perfectly formed butterflies……


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Step 5 – Presentation ( thanks to my hubby for constructing the boxes!)

Boxed and bowed……


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Step 6 – And Breath…..

Meanwhile on with the colourful adventure…………… x

#art #recipe #Baking #cooking #CupCakes #handmade

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