I had some spare time last weekend and so decided to bake up a batch of cupcakes. Nothing too fancy, just some simple vanilla sponge ones because I wanted to have a practice with decorating.
I like to play around with my different nozzles and colours, they don’t always turn out the way I imagine them in my head. But it’s all good practice.
This time I used two nozzles from the Little Venice Cake Company #109 and #2C.
I also used the colours turquoise, deep purple and pink from Sugarflair.
For the two shades of buttercream I added a few drops of Wilton White Icing Colour before adding my colours. This helps to give a true colour when using the turquoise, so instead of having a yellow / green tinge from the butter it’s more crisp and blue – as it should be.
I then separated the mixture into two bowls and added a small amount of colouring using a cocktail stick. It’s best to start small and build up the colour to your liking. Once mixed to the right shade, I scooped into icing bags with my two nozzles.
For the decorations I used white sugar paste and added the pink colouring to some of it. I then used a selection of cutters to create the daisies and leaves. Once the sugar paste had dried out a bit, I assembled the different sized/coloured flowers in a variety of patterns to create different looks.
And voila! Some pretty, yummy cupcakes for a Sunday treat