Last month, my family and I celebrated my Grandparents’ Diamond wedding anniversary. That’s SIXTY years people. SIXTY! To celebrate, we held a tea dance, and I was privileged enough to be asked to bake some surprise cupcakes for the happy couple!
The celebration was really a double one, as I has just gotten engaged about 2 weeks before! So the diamonds were particularly apt!
I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, in silver foil cases, and dusted with silver glitter.
Congrats to the happy couple, I just hope my fiancé and I make it that long!
Classic flavours, modern twist. Bloody delicious. Three phrases that pretty much sum up the 3 tiered baby shower monstrosity of a cake I made for a work colleague!
I made a vanilla sponge, vanilla buttercream and a chocolate double cream ganache.
To assemble to cake, I sandwiched 3 sponge cakes together using the buttercream and a few dollops of ganache.
I then coated the cake in a white crumb coating and refrigerated for 30 mins.
Next, I separated the remaining vanilla buttercream into 3 bowls. 1 bowl I kept white, 1 bowl I added a small amount of blue to, and 1 bowl I added a LOT of blue colouring to!
I then worked my way from the bottom up, starting with the darker blue at the bottom, blending medium blue into the middle, and finishing off with the white buttercream.
I then coated the bottom of the cake in different shades of blue and purple sprinkles. Then I poured the cooled ganache over the top of the cake, and dusted it in glitter!
This took me a good 3 hours from start to finish, but it was worth it!