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Today is sweet Shannon’s 21st Birthday! I heard her favourite flavour is Oreo, so inspired by the cool greyish colour of the frosting I went for a silver and gold theme. To decorate the Oreo ones I handmade toppers using flowerpaste and shimmery dust. For the vanilla cupcakes I sprinkled them with these┬ánon-pareils and small sugar flowers in a matching gold. I think this might be my new fave colour combo, especially the warm gold colour and I love that the cupcake flavours kind of matched too. I hope Shannon had a brilliant day and a memorable birthday! x

Lovely Dominique asked me to make some cupcakes for her 30th birthday. She was having a garden party so I figured some girly flowers would go nicely. I chose to make some little cherry blossom flowers, by making super pale pink flowers and dusting them with a slightly darker shade and dotting the middle with an even darker pink. I matched the flowers with some of these sprinkles and pink cases. The cupcakes were vanilla with raspberry jam and chocolate with nutella AND they were gluten free. Yay! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Dominique! xx

When I was asked to make some cupcakes for our friend Tom’s birthday, I knew I wanted to incorporate aeroplanes in some way. He is a Cabin Service Director for BA, so I knew that tiny aeroplane biscuits as toppers on cupcakes would be perfect. Not owning the exact tiny cutter wasn’t going to be a problem, as I’ve learnt that you can make a biscuit in any shape and size you want just by making a template and cutting around it yourself. I simply traced and adjusted an image I found online. Obviously this process takes a little longer but it definitely gives you a little more freedom, not that I don’t own and adore many cookie cutters. Using this┬átrusty recipe I made little vanilla biscuits which I outlined and flooded with white royal icing, which then sat on top of vanilla cupcakes filled with raspberry jam. I, of course, tinted the frosting blue so the planes looked a little more in flight. Happy Birthday Tom! x

This week was my best friend Becki’s birthday. The plan was to have nibbles and drinks at hers before going out so I thought I would make her some birthday cupcakes to share with everyone. They were inspired by the wrapping paper for her present. I knew it would be perfect as she loves sweets and we always get pick ‘n’ mix at the cinema. The cupcakes were vanilla filled with raspberry jam and topped with a few of her fave sweets including white chocolate jazzies. I love how fun they look and that you could easily customise with any sweets that take your fancy. Happy Birthday Becki! x

I wanted to share a few speedy snaps I took of these cupcakes because I think they will make you happy. They totally sum up how I’m feeling about these welcome bursts of spring weather and hopefully they brought some sunshine to two ladies celebrating their birthdays this week. Flowers are always cute for girly birthday cupcakes and I made these ones by using two different size flower cutters and layering them on top of each other with a sugar pearl in the centre. I made yellow ones for the lemon cupcakes and pink for the vanilla. Wishing you a Happy Birthday Sharon and Traci! x