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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

Bonjour! This cake is for the lovely Tiffany who is turning 21. To celebrate she is going to Paris so I thought it would only be right to use this as the inspiration for her cake. It’s a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, covered in pale pink fondant and finished with a pink polka dot ribbon. Amazingly just before I made this cake my parents took a trip to Paris so they picked up an Eiffel Tower for me to decorate the top of the cake. The best thing about it is that it lights up just like the real one. To complete the decoration I piled up some macarons to keep with the theme. Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to make some of my own but I picked up these ones in different colours that went well with the pink. I love the Paris theme and already have ideas about variations including flowers and bows. I hope Tiffany has brilliant birthday and an amazing trip! x

Today is all about love…and chocolate. The last of my treats for Valentine’s are these chocolate cupcakes. Half are topped with raspberry buttercream and the other half a salted caramel buttercream with some caramel in the middle. Wishing everyone a very sweet Valentine’s Day! xx

This Valentine’s Day I’ve fallen in love with ribbon. Yep ribbon. This cool metallicy grey fuzzy one that I knew would be perfect for tying up treat bags of Valentine biscuits. I always tend to make some sort of biscuit around Valentine’s Day. You can see previous years’ designs here and here. It’s the endless possibilities for decoration, and this year I wanted to go for something a little different. Offering a little more than romance, the love heart peace sign is one of my favourite symbols and the perfect token to give to all my friends and loved ones this Valentine’s Day. I used some vintage cutters that my Granny gave me a while ago that she used to use when baking for my Dad, the smaller heart was the perfect shape for the peace sign logo. For the biscuits I used The Biscuiteers plain biscuit recipe and used royal icing to decorate. Ok, there had to be some pink in there somewhere, it is for Valentine’s after all, but it’s dusky and I love how it goes with the grey and white. I finished them off using dots, sprinkles and sugar flowers. Then packaged them in cellophane bags with my beloved ribbon.

This week has been a busy birthday cake making week for me. I’m so excited to share them all with you. First up is this adorable cake for a strawberry loving three year old. I was asked to make it by my sister’s friend from work for her niece. The brief was anything strawberry related, and when I saw this image I knew it would be sweet to make a giant version. The cake was vanilla and filled with a strawberry buttercream and strawberry jam. The best part was making the strawberries. I shaped them by hand using fondant and piped tiny dots on to look like the seeds, then used a flower cutter to make the stalks. I put three on top as it was for her third birthday and chose an extra wide board so I could place the rest around the bottom of the cake.